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ONCE Dominate Team Time Trial

ONCE-Eroski took the Vuelta a Burgos apart to-day in the team time trial, at only 18 kilometres it was going to be fast, but ONCE were head & shoulders above the rest at an average speed of 60 kilometres per hour.

Early leaders US Postal looked strong, but Phonak pushed them down to 3rd. with a fine ride. Fassa Bortolo were not on a good day as time and the leaders jersey was lost all the way. ibanesto.com tied with US Postal at half way and at the finish, not missing Piepoli who broke his collar bone yesterday.

Mikel Zarrabeitia leads a ONCE clean sweep of the overall going into tomorrows stage of 165 kilometres from Huerta de Rey to Lagunas de Neila, 5 ”puertas” to cross, with the last one at the finish of special category at nearly 2,000 metres altitude.

Stage Result:
1st. ONCE-Eroski 17:58.
2nd. Phonak at 28 secs.
3rd. US Postal at 30 secs.
4th. ibanesto.com at 30 secs.
5th. Fassa Bortolo at 51 secs.

Overall Result after stage 3:
1st. Zarrabeitia ONCE 8:21:46.
2nd. Hruska ONCE at same time.
3rd. Nozal ONCE at 14 secs.
4th. Castresana ONCE at 30 secs.
5th. Gutierrez BAN at 37 secs.

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