Dauphine 2008 stage 5 Trofimov
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

Ever heard of Yuri Trofimov? Neither had we before Friday, but the Russian?s solo win over the Joux-Plane in the Dauphine bodes more than well for this first year professional.

Just 24 years old and in his rookie season as a pro with Bouygues Telecom, Trofimov was the last survivor from a day long break of eight on the Dauphine?s stage five.

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