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Ullrich takes control in time trial

Americans Hamilton, Julich round off the podium

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Posted: Saturday July 18, 1998 12:14 PM

CORREZE, France (CNN/SI) -- Jan Ullrich of Germany, the defending champion of the Tour de France, finally made his presence felt when he won the time trial Saturday to take the stage and the overall yellow jersey.

Ullrich won the 58 kilometer 3mile) which stretches from Merygnec l'Eglise to Correze in a time of one hour 15 minutes and 27.77 seconds.

Sundays 190.5 kilometer (118 mile) stage is between Brive la Gaillarde and Montauban.

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