Christophe Moreau (Ag2R) had a trouble-free ride to the second Dauphine Libere win of his career on Sunday, whilst Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov proved yet again that Astana will be the Tour team to beat by securing a fourth stage win for his squad ? and his second of the week.

Moreau?s most dangerous moment came on the Col du Forclaz, a severely steep first category climb situated less than 20 kilometres from the finish in Annecy. Astana upped the pace and the front group shrank to less than a dozen riders.

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