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Monday’s EuroFile: McGee wins TT duel with Millar; Quick Step names Tour squad

Two riders that are sure to face off in the Tour de France prologue July 3 in Liège went head-to-head in Monday’s 23.5km time trial in Stage 3 at the Route du Sud. Mark one up for Bradley McGee. The FDJeux.com rider held off world time trial champion David Millar (Cofidis) to win the stage from Loures-Barousse to Sarp and take the overall lead with one stage to go. McGee, 28, posted a time of 31 minutes, 45 seconds to take his fourth win of the season. Millar stopped the clock 23 seconds slower while German Andreas Kloden (T-Mobile) came through third at 27 seconds slower. McGee -- a winner

By Andrew Hood

Two riders that are sure to face off in the Tour de France prologue July 3 in Liège went head-to-head in Monday’s 23.5km time trial in Stage 3 at the Route du Sud. Mark one up for Bradley McGee. The FDJeux.com rider held off world time trial champion David Millar (Cofidis) to win the stage from Loures-Barousse to Sarp and take the overall lead with one stage to go. McGee, 28, posted a time of 31 minutes, 45 seconds to take his fourth win of the season. Millar stopped the clock 23 seconds slower while German Andreas Kloden (T-Mobile) came through third at 27 seconds slower. McGee — a winner of last year’s Tour prologue and winner of this year’s Giro d’Italia prologue – takes over the lead from Cristian Moreni (Alessio), winner of Saturday’s first stage. McGee now leads teammate Sandy Casar by 24 seconds while Torsten Hiekmann (T-Mobile) is third at 40 seconds back. The race will be decided Tuesday in the 150km fourth stage from Montréjeau to Loudenvielle Le Louron. Quick Step for Tour
More teams are releasing their Tour de France lineups for the Tour de France and the Belgian Quick Step-Davitamon team will start the Tour with a strong team laden with stars. Two-time World Cup champion Paolo Bettini and six-time King of the Mountains jersey winner Richard Virenque lead the all-star lineup. The team will have Tom Boonen in the hunt for stage wins while Michael Rogers and Juan Miguel Mercardo will take up the hunt in the overall GC. The team is rich with stage-winner candidates, with just about anyone on the team capable of snagging a stage. Quick Step for Tour
Paolo Bettini
Tom Boonen
Davide Bramati
Laurent Dufaux
Servais Knaver
Juan Miguel Mercado
Michael Rogers
Richard Virenque and Stefano ZaniniReserves
Laszlo Bodrogi
Pedro Horrillo