How overtime has made L.A.'s port pilots the city's best paid employees, averaging $450,000 a year
Los Angeles Times


A combination made from action during Wednesday's fifth stage shows, clockwise from top left: Spanish team leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne/Spa) talking to his doctor after a fall; the pack riding; German Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner/Ger) donning his overall leader's yellow jersey for the second consecutive day; and Britain's Mark Cavendish (Columbia -ex-High Road/US) jubilating on the finish line as he wins the the 232-kilometer stage, the longest of the 2008 Tour de France, between Cholet and Chateauroux. Britain's Mark Cavendish (Columbia -ex-High Road/US) won the stage ahead of Spanish Oscar Freire (Rabobank/Ned), triple world road race champion (1999, 2001 and 2004) and German Erik Zabel (Milram/Ger).JOEL SAGET/PASCAL PAVANI, AFP/GETTY IMAGES