SOELDEN, Austria -- David Lopez Garcia of Spain won the
toughest climb in the Tour of Germany and Jens Voigt took a major
step toward winning his home race for the second straight year by
finishing second in Tuesday's fifth stage.
Garcia covered the 98-mile stage in 4 hours, 21 minutes, 7
seconds and is now second overall, 33 seconds behind Voigt. The
German finished the stage 12 seconds back.
"At the end of a mountain stage you are fighting alone," Voigt
said. "Hopefully I can defend the yellow jersey now and repeat my
Discovery Channel rider Levi Leipheimer of the United States,
who trailed Voigt by 27 seconds going into the stage, was seventh
1:10 behind Garcia. He dropped to fifth overall, 1:31 off the pace.
Rigoberto Uran of Colombia, who crashed in a downhill section in
Monday's stage, remained in a German hospital with a broken left arm.
The nine-stage race ends Saturday.