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June 28, 2007

Vaugrenard, Cancellara, Ascani win TT nats

With the Tour a little more than a week away, most of the European countries are holding their time trial championships, with road nationals this weekend.

Sweden: Gustav Larsson won the TT title ahead of TdFblog favorite Magnus Backstedt, with Thomas Lövkvist 8th.

France: Benoit Vaugrenard of Française des Jeux won the French time trial championship today, ahead of Dimitri Champion and Nicolas Vogondy. Last year's winner, Sylvain Chavanel, did not compete.

Switzerland: Fabian Cancellara showed why he wears those rainbow stripes, earning his 5th Swiss national title.

Italy: Luca Ascani of Aurum Hotels beat out '05 TT champ Marco Pinotti and Vincenzo Nibali to earn a maglia tricolore.

Germany: Former Phonak Bert Grabsch beat out Lars Teutenberg and Robert Bartko in Warnemünde on Sunday, while many of Germany's top TT men competed at the Tour de Suisse.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 28, 2007 in Fabian Cancellara | Permalink

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