Team leader Ivan Basso opted not to ride the 48-km Eindhoven team time trial but CSC won anyway with yet another show of their slick team work.

Lars Bak, Michael Blaudzun, Bobby Julich, Christian Muller, Stuart O'Grady, Brian Vandborg, Jens Voigt and David Zabriskie team set a time of 52-28 for the 48-km course, beating big rivals Discovery Channel into second place by 42 seconds.

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