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CyclingRevealed's First Impressions '11

Stage 1 - (Sat) July 2nd, Passage du Gois to Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers, 191 km Flat Stage

The peloton starts the Tour de France over the Passage du Gois
( Image © UniversalSports )

The early breakaway (R to L) Perrig. Quemeneur (EUC), Jeremy Roy (FDJ), and Lieuwe Westra (VAC)
( Image © UniversalSports )

Lampre leading the chase for Alessandro Petacchi ( Image © AFP )

Philippe Gilbert sprinted past Fabian Cancellara
(Image © Reuters)

The sprint for 3rd behind Gilbert nd Evans ( Image © AFP )

Stage winner Philippe Gilbert
(Image © Reuters)

Caught behind a crash, defending champion Alberto Contador finished 1'20" behind ( Image © AFP )



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