Sunday, July 16, 2006
STAGE 14: FEDRIGO, FEDRIGO, FEDRIGO
The 2005 French national champion, Fedrigo out-dueled fellow-escapee Salvatore Commesso for stage honors. Both were only three seconds ahead of hard-charging American Christian VandeVelde. The leading group of the fractured peloton was not far behind; all the leading contenders for the overall race title were present and accounted for.