Yaroslav Popovych

Yaroslav Popovych saved Discovery Channel's battered pride in Carcassonne on Friday by winning the 211.5km twelfth stage with a late attack.

All the Discovery Channel team struggled and lost any chance of overall success in the Pyrenees on Thursday and then Paolo Savoldelli and Benjamin Noval retired during Friday's stage but Popovych finally gave them something to smile about by making sure he was in the decisive break and then by outwitting Oscar Freire (Rabobank) and Alessandro Ballan (Lampre).

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