CSC storm to Eindhoven TTT victory

An extremely strong eight-man CSC team whip up a storm in Holland to score a convincing victory over

An extremely strong eight-man CSC team whip up a storm in Holland to score a convincing victory over
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM After a far from auspicious start last season, the Eindhoven team time trial ProTour event was blessed with a stronger turn-out and an excellent winning performance by CSC in Holland on Sunday afternoon. The Danish team finished an impressive 42 seconds ahead of Discovery Channel over the 45km course from Eindhoven to Helmond and back, and then to Best and back. Last year's winners, Gerolsteiner, were third at 55 seconds. Although there was a clash with the Tour of Switzerland, the Tour of Asturias and the Route du Sud, this year's boost from six-rider teams to eight-man outfits brought stronger and more competition. Apart from team leader Ivan Basso, CSC's line-up of Lars Bak, Michael Blaudzun, Bobby Julich, Stuart O'Grady, Luke Roberts, Brian Vandborg, Jens Voigt and David Zabriskie included many of their likely Tour de France starters despite there being no TTT in the Tour next month. Winner of a similar test at last month's Giro d'Italia, CSC were never in danger of being upstaged by Discovery Channel as they were so memorably at last year's Tour. The Discovery line-up of Slava Ekimov, Stijn Devolder, Michael Barry, Vladimir Gusev, George Hincapie, Leif Hoste, Egoi Martinez and Yaroslav Popovych also featured many of their Tour riders. 1 Team CSC (Den) 45km in 52.28 2 Discovery Channel (USA) 0.42 3 Gerolsteiner (Ger) 0.55 4 Phonak (Swi) 1.25 5 Davitamon-Lotto (Bel) 1.31 6 Rabobank (Hol) 1.34 7 Liquigas (Ita) 1.56 8 T-Mobile (Ger) 2.09 9 Cofidis (Fra) 2.18 10 Ag2r (Fra) 2.24
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