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Just 4 days in, 2011 Tour champ already in bother

Updated: July 2, 2013, 7:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NICE, France -- At the Tour de France, it really isn't a cliche to say that every second counts. As a former winner, Cadel Evans knows that better than most.

The 2011 champion was one of the losers Tuesday in the team time trial. Even riding bikes that cost as much as a good second-hand family saloon car, with sharp edges to slice through the air and fancy electric gears, Evans and his teammates still couldn't keep up with two of his main rivals -- Chris Froome and Alberto Contador.

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