Evans wins Dauphiné Libéré time trial in impressive style

Cadel Evans Dauphine Libere 2009 stage one

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Cadel Evans served up a reminder that he should not be ignored when it comes to drawing up the list of favourites for next month’s Tour de France by winning the opening time trial of the Dauphiné Libéré.

The Australian, whose 2008 Tour bid was finally extinguished with a below-par time trial on the last Saturday of the race, beat Alberto Contador by eight seconds in Nancy today (Sunday).

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