Dessel at the right time, Valverde holds the lead

AG2R's Cyril Dessel, already a stage winner at the Four Days of Dunkirk and the Tour of Catalunya, added to his impressive 2008 palmares with a spectacular solo win on stage four in the Dauphiné. The Frenchman attacked the survivors of a day-long breakaway, catching and passing the young French hope Pierre Rolland (Crédit Agricole) on the final climb with 20 kilometres to go, and then courageously holding his lead to the line.

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