Julich, Valverde abandon Dauphiné

Bobby Julich (Team CSC) abandoned the Dauphiné Libéré Friday due to illness according to the team website, team-csc.com. Friday's fifth stage was won by Astana's Antonio Colom, who was off the front in a break with teammate Alexandre Vinokourov.

"Bobby was already feeling ill yesterday, so unfortunately he had to abandon the race," explained sports director Alain Gallopin.

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