CHOLET, France -- Germany's Stefan Schumacher has taken the overall lead in the Tour de France by winning the first individual
time trial of the three-week race.
He completed the 18.3 miles in 35 minutes, 44 seconds, ahead of
Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg and David Millar of Britain.
Time-trial world champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland finished fifth.
Schumacher took the yellow jersey from France's Romain Feillu, who won it yesterday.