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Gerolsteiner duo Rich and Peschel take Grand Prix TT

Gerolsteiner's Michael Rich and Uwe Peschel won the 72km Grand Prix timetrial in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Saturday, leaving a field of top riders,including Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and his teammate FloydLandis, in their wake.Rich and Peschel timed 1:23:02 topping the second-placed French pairLaurent and Nicolas Jalabert by 1:35 with Spaniards Joseba Beloki and Igorde Galdeano third at 2:25.Armstrong and Landis managed an eighth place finish, coming in 4:13behind the leaders and just behind another American duo, Telekom ridersBobby Julich and  Kevin Livingston, who took

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Gerolsteiner’s Michael Rich and Uwe Peschel won the 72km Grand Prix timetrial in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Saturday, leaving a field of top riders,including Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and his teammate FloydLandis, in their wake.Rich and Peschel timed 1:23:02 topping the second-placed French pairLaurent and Nicolas Jalabert by 1:35 with Spaniards Joseba Beloki and Igorde Galdeano third at 2:25.Armstrong and Landis managed an eighth place finish, coming in 4:13behind the leaders and just behind another American duo, Telekom ridersBobby Julich and  Kevin Livingston, who took seventh at 3:58.The Germans had the race sewn up almost from the start aside from aRich puncture which gave the Jalabert brothers the top time at the secondtime check. But the Germans quickly made up time and powered over the remainderof the 72km course with a commanding lead.Scotland’s David Millar, who missed the Commonwealth Games in orderto make this date, was ninth with Spanish sidekick Inigo Cuesta, the pairfinishing 5:53 off the pace.Results
 
1. Michael Rich/Uwe Peschel (G) – Gerolsteiner, 72km in 1:23:02
2. Laurent/Nicolas Jalabert (F) – CSC-Tiscali, at 1:35
3. Joseba Beloki/Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Sp) – ONCE, at 2:25
4. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi)/Raiwis Belohvochiks (Lat) – Lampre, at2:31
5. Marc Wauters (B)/Beat Zberg (Swi) – Rabobank,  at 2:57
6. Christophe Moreau (F)/Jens Voigt (G), Crédit Agricole, at3:04
7. Bobby Julich/Kevin Livingston (USA) – Telekom, at 3:58
8. Lance Armstrong/Floyd Landis (USA) – U.S. Postal, at 4:13
9. David Millar (GB)/Inigo Cuesta (Sp) – Cofidis, at 5:53
10. Alex Zulle (Swi)/Aitor Garmendia (Sp) – Coast, at 6:43