Favourites show their cards in Dauphiné TT

Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner)

Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) (Image credit: AFP)

The Dauphiné Libéré's third stage time trial in Roanne today saw many of the Tour favourites show their cards in what was considered an important pre-Tour test. Not only Lance Armstrong, but also Santiago Botero, Levi Leipheimer, Floyd Landis, Alexandre Vinokourov, and Roberto Heras all tested their form against the clock. It was a windy stage, with the Mistral blowing the riders from all directions as they negotiated the tough 47 km course.

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