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Burghardt gives Columbia team fifth stage win at Tour

Updated: July 24, 2008, 12:39 PM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-ETIENNE, France -- Carlos Sastre of Spain retained the overall lead and Marcus Burghardt of Germany won the 18th stage of the Tour de France as the race left the Alps on Thursday.

Sastre leads CSC teammate Frank Schleck of Luxembourg by 1 minute, 24 seconds. Bernhard Kohl of Austria is third, 1:33 behind, and Cadel Evans of Australia is fourth, 1:34 back.

Burghardt and Carlos Barredo of Spain finished with more than a 6-minute lead on the main pack, including the ...

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