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Tom Boonen First Leader In The Volta a Catalunya.

The American team, US Postal, has won the first stage of the Volta a Catalunya, a team time trial of 30,9 kilometres.

The Belgian rider, Tom Boonen, was given the first leaders jersey after the team recorded a time of 34 minutes 36 seconds, 3 seconds faster than the Spanish ONCE-Eroski squad and the 14 other teams battering round the circuit in the San Jaime de Enveja area.

The neo-pro Boonen, who is only 21 years old and in his first season, showed what he was made of in Paris-Roubaix this year when he finished third, he will want to prove himself not to be a one off.

Tomorrow’s stage is 182,9 kilometres and the main dificulties are the altos de Falset (3cat), Porrera (3cat) & Prades (1cat).

Result.

1st USP 34.36.
2nd ONCE .03.
3rd Mapei .10.
4th COAST .21.
5th Lampre.25.

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