Didier Rous (Bonjour) on his welded aluminium Time TT frame with a Spinergy Rev-X front wheel and a Time carbon fork. His aero' helmet has no chin strap; it's held on with an adjustable band, like a welding helmet.
Jan Ullrich uses a Limar aero' helmet. It seems to be as aerodynamic as any out there, but offers little protection. It's made of plastic that is probably no thicker than a common two-liter pop bottle.
5:13[local time] Armstrong has finished in 1:14:16. He has won the stage by 1:23 over Igor González de Galdeano and beat Ullrich by 1:38. Wow.
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5:10[local time] Ullrich has finished in second place -- a likely third -- at 1:15:55.
5:06[local time] Joseba Beloki has finished with a strong 1:16:48, good enough for fifth, but more importantly, he has locked in third place overall.
At the third time check, Armstrong has crossed with a 1:07:27 - 1:14 better than Gonzales and 1:36 up on
With a five-minute lead, overall victory virtually assured, and three stage wins in his pocket, there wasn’t much left for Lance Armstrong to race for on Stage 18’s 61km individual time trial from Montluçon to Saint-Armand-Montrond. Except that, there’s always something for Armstrong to race for at the Tour. On Friday, it was about validating his worthiness to lead the Tour de France. As if that were ever in doubt. But in doing so, Armstrong took his game to another level, one that he said he’s never reached before.
On a hot, humid day, over undulating forest roads, Armstrong knew from the
Stage Winner Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service, 60.5km in 1:14:16---------------------------------- Overall Lead: Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service Sprinter: Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole Climber: Laurent Jalabert (F) CSC-Tiscali Under 25: Oscar Sevilla (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
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