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Davis Phinney emerged from a large group of sprinters with 300 yards left to win the first stage of the Tour Du Pont bicycle race by about two lengths. Phinney, 31, of the Coors Light domestic professional team, completed the 106-mile primarily flat Delaware Bay road race in 4 hours 33 minutes 9 seconds.

Erik Breukink of the Netherlands, who won Thursday’s prologue, finished 22nd but retained a two-second lead over Canadian Steve Bauer and a three-second advantage over Stephen Swart of New Zealand in the overall standings.

Phinney moved into a three-way tie for fifth place, eight seconds behind.

Greg LeMond, three-time winner of the Tour de France, sprinted into the lead several times in the final 16 miles but finished 12th and is 33rd overall.