Julich stays in yellow with Criterium win | PostIndependent.com

Julich stays in yellow with Criterium win

Glenwood Springs native and professional cyclist Bobby Julich is obviously becoming attached to the color yellow. Using a strong time trial to pull past Thomas Dekker, Julich won the three-stage Criterium International race, which ended in Charleville-Mezieres, France, on Sunday. The victory was Julich’s second this month, after claiming top honors at the Paris-Nice race two weeks ago.Julich, who won a time trial bronze in the 2004 Olympics, trailed Dekker by three seconds headed into the 8.3-kilometer Criterium time trial. Julich won the time trial, finishing 11 seconds ahead of the Dutch rider, to claim the overall Criterium overall title.Julich’s Team CSC teammates Jens Voigt and Kurt-Asle Arvesen were second and third, respectively, in the time trial.The Criterium victory was the second of Julich’s career. He also won the event in 1998, the same year he finished third in the Tour de France.

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