DESSEL MAKES HIS MARK ON THE TOUR. Cyril Dessel
was the rider who put the first emphatic stamp on the Tour de France as it headed into the mountains. A Frenchman, Dessel worked with a small breakaway group for most of the stage, claimed the most mountain climbing points, then attacked the breakaway group with Juan Mercado
and built up and maintained a lead of more than 9 minutes over the Peloton. Dessel finished the stage a few centimeters behind the Spaniard Mercado. Though Mercado won the stage, Dessel claimed both the Polka-dot Jersey
for leading in mountain climbing points and the Yellow Jersey
for the overall race lead. A Frenchman leads the Tour de France by over 3 minutes on the first mountain stage! Viva la France!
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