Voigt a winner, but unlikely to defend title

"I think, maybe Jens can win the time trial on Saturday, but of course it's a shame he didn't make the decisive break. Now we're hoping for Linus or Nicki to do a good time trial as well, in order for us to still have a shot at the overall victory," said Team CSC's directeur sportif Kim Andersen after the third stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt.

Yesterday in Kulmbach, Germany, Andersen's hopes were realised, as Voigt took out the Stage 4 time trial, beating a class field of riders that included Michael Rich (Gerolsteiner), Alexandre Vinokourov and Andreas Klöden (T-Mobile) and Uwe Peschel (Gerolsteiner). Not only that but their young German signing Linus Gerdemann finished seventh, and is now their best-placed rider in third overall.

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