Dauphine 2007 stage 1 finish

Bradley Wiggins stayed in yellow on a rainlashed first stage of the Dauphine Libere. The Briton had a trouble-free 219 kilometre ride from Grenoble to Roanne staying close to the front end of the bunch and well-protected by his Cofidis team-mates.

?I must have done the best bunch sprint ever in my career.? Wiggins half-jokingly told CW after the stage finish at Roanne, where he took 22nd. The stage win went to young German Heinrich Haussler (Gerolsteiner) who put in a late surge to beat no less a star than Tom Boonen (Quick Step).

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