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68th GP des Nations Time Trial Photos
 
By Staff
Date: 9/26/2004
68th GP des Nations Time Trial Photos
 

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The city of Elbeuf-sur-Seine hosted the 68th and final edition of the Grand Prix des Nations. Photo : Pete Geyer


The course began with a few turns and a roundabout. Photo : Pete Geyer


Jean-Marie Leblanc continues to prepare his successor as director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme. Photo : Pete Geyer


Aussie Ben Day (Mr. Bookmaker.com-Palmans) finished 12th at 3:55 back. Photo : Pete Geyer


Bradley McGee (FdJeux.com) accelerates from the start house on his way to 8th place. Photo : Pete Geyer


Bradley Wiggins (Credit Agricole) cruises along the Seine en route to a 17th place, 6:16 back. Photo : Pete Geyer


Christophe Moreau (Credit Agricole) approaches the halfway point on his way to an 11th place finish. Photo : Pete Geyer


Dominique Cornu of Belgium's R.L.V.B. team looks back at his winning time in the U23 event. Photo : Pete Geyer


French time trial champion Eddy Seigneur (R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover) rode to a solid 5th place, earning a spot on the French team in the Verona time trial. Photo : Pete Geyer


American Adam Switters used the GP des Nations to qualify for the World's time trial event (Juniors) and will also ride the Juniors road race. Photo : Pete Geyer


Jens Voigt (Team CSC), who won the event in 2001, finished 6th at 1:45 back. Photo : Pete Geyer


Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Iles Balears) rode superbly to finish 3rd. Photo : Pete Geyer


Michael Rogers (Quick Step-Davitamon) wore his world champion jersey for the first time and finished 4th. Photo : Pete Geyer


American Saul Raisin finished 17th in the U23 event, not good enough to earn a spot in the time trial at the World's in Verona, but he will ride the road race, then move up to Credit Agricole's elite squad for 2005. Photo : Pete Geyer


Timothy Duggan finished a strong 11th in the U23 event, at just 1:37 back and as second-best American earned a spot in the Verona time trial. Photo : Pete Geyer

Tyler Farrar, already qualified for a U.S. U23 time trial spot at Verona, confirmed his strong form after his recent Tour de l'Avenir stage win by finishing 5th at just :46 back. Photo : Pete Geyer


Uwe Peschel (Gerolsteiner), looking to repeat his 2002 win in this event and wearing #7, powered to a 7-second lead at the halfway point.... Photo : Pete Geyer


...but Peschel's friend and teammate Michael Rich (Gerolsteiner), winner in 2003, was the man in second after 27 kilometers. Photo : Pete Geyer


Peschel flew along the final straightaway and recorded the best time to that point. Photo : Pete Geyer


Michael Rich drives it home and beats Peschel by just 9 seconds to repeat as champion in the final GP des Nations. Photo : Pete Geyer

 
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