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German upsets Armstrong in time trial

Updated: July 18, 2003, 6:39 PM ET
By Andrew Hood | Special to ESPN.com

CAP'DECOUVERTE, France -- German diesel proved faster than American high-octane as Lance Armstrong was dealt a shocking defeat in Friday's 47km individual time trial across the vineyards of southern France.

Jan Ullrich purged ghosts from his cycling past to win his first Tour de France stage since 1998, while Armstrong looked like a mere mortal as he suffered in heat that spiked into the high 90s.

"It was harder than I anticipated and the heat certainly played a factor," said ...

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