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Russian Championships - CN

Russia, June 27-29, 2008

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Day 1 - June 27: Elite men time trial, 39km

Golden Gusev

Vladimir Gusev of Team Astana won the 39-kilometre Russian time trial, his third time to take a gold medal in the event. Second and third went to Timofey Kritskiy (Katyusha) and Vladimir Karpets (Caisse d'Epargne).

"I am very glad with this victory," the 25 year-old said in a team press release. "It is always an honour to wear the national jersey. I want to thank my team director and former Olympic Time Trial Champion Viatcheslav Ekimov for his advice today."

He know aims for the road race on Sunday. "I hope that we can return on Sunday from Russia with two national jerseys." (GB)


1 Vladimir Gusev (Astana)                   54.58
2 Timofey Kritskiy (Katyusha)                1.30
3 Vladimir Karpets (Caisse d'Epargne)        2.00