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Time trial is my chance to make a mark

Updated: July 7, 2006, 4:08 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

What's really going on in the peloton?

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There is a lot of tension in the first week of the Tour de France. Each team has 30 riders and only nine are chosen for the sport's biggest race. When you throw 178 men together, there's a lot of testosterone flying around and tempers do flare in the peloton. This is the first time in a while that we haven't seen a breakaway pack last to the finish line. But we all know there is a slim-to-none chance the riders ...

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