Illes Balears-Banesto Gutierrez Runner-Up At Critˇrium International
Illes Balears-Banesto rider Josˇ Ivan Gutierrez was an excellent runner-up in the 73rd Critˇrium International in Charleville-Mˇzi¸res, France this weekend, just as he was in the Vuelta Murcia earlier this month in Spain. In Sunday mornings 98.5km Stage Two from Les Vielles Forges to Monthermˇ, Gutierrez was sixth and in the afternoons Stage 3, a short 8.3 km ITT in Charleville-Mˇzi¸res ITT, Gutierrez was a close 2nd, only 23 hundredths of a second behind Stage 2 & 3 and Overall GC Winner Jens Voight. Gutierrez finished 1.12" ahead of World time trial champion David Millar and American Lance Armstrong. Illes Balears-Banesto is sponsored by Opera Bicycles.
March 27-28, 2004
Final General Classification
1. Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 7h40'43"
2. Josˇ Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto @ 12"