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Tony Rominger produced an impressive end to a disappointing season when he outclassed the opposition in the Nations' Grand Prix in Nonsard, France, yesterday. On the rain-swept time-trial around the Lac de Madine, Rominger, who was forced to drop out of the Tour de France due to illness and exhaustion, completed the 84.5 kilometres in 1hr 47min 41sec. Chris Boardman, Britain's newly crowned pursuit world champion, was not up to the challenge and was caught by Rominger just after the 50km mark, despite starting six minutes in front of him. Boardman had lost a minute on Rominger after 13km and finished sixth, 7min 23sec behind him.