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The 2012 Tour de France map
There's a white piano on the stage. I was wondering what it was for, now we are treated to a violin quartet
Girbecco, the race mascot, plays out the Giro presentation
A bizarre gust of wind rips off publicity hoardings and they banners are about to hit a BMC rider
Recognise the face on right? Full story at http://astanafans.com/vino%E2%80%99s-parents-recall-his-childhood.html
Dirk Hofman's made it to Copenhagen
Tony Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 2011 World Championship TT
Danish police wrestle a man to the ground on the course of the Worlds TT
The correct 2011 Giro di Lombardia route, with Ghisallo included and the finish in Lecco
It's called the "hotseat" but blankets are required for those provisionally sitting at the top of the leaderboard
Janez Brajkovic sipping a can of Cola de Peloton
Spot the difference: Bradley Wiggins catches Dan Martin in the Vuelta TT.
Today's top-10 in the Vuelta
The Vuelta organisers have helpers in red t-shirts to catch the riders as they cross the line.
Cofidis's Luis Angel Maté in the break. His nickname is the "Lynx of Andalucia" and even has his own logo
André Greipel wins Stage 2 of the Eneco Tour
André Greipel wins stage 1 of Eneco Tour ahead of Galimzyanov and Farrar
Taylor Phinney wins his first pro race in the Eneco Tour prologue. Ahead of Boasson-Hagen and Millar. The top-10:
Official times for the climb up Alpe d'Huez, from the foot of the climb to the finish line on Avenue Rif Nel
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