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Grivko rides well despite crash

Milram's Grivko

Milram's Grivko (Image credit: JF Quenet)

Despite a crash on wet cobblestones during the fourth day of racing at the Dauphiné Libéré, Team Milram's Andrey Grivko still finished in the top ten with a strong performance.

The 24 year-old Ukrainian went down shortly before the finish of the 31-kilometre time trial in Saint-Paul-en-Jerez, and lost valuable time. Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) went on to win the stage and take over the overall lead. Second was Levi Leipheimer (Astana), ahead of third-placed Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto).

"Unfortunately the luck just wasn't on our side," said Jochen Hahn, Milram's Directeur Sportif. "Andrey was going very well. Unfortunately the crash cost him about 45 seconds, otherwise he might have finished much higher." Grivko is the team's highest placed rider in the GC, in sixth.

See Cyclingnews' full coverage of stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.

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