2011 Post-Tour Criterium Photos: Acht van Chaam

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Frank Schleck (Leopard Trek), third overall at the 2011 Tour de France,
is interviewed before the start of the Acht van Chaam post-Tour criterium in the Netherlands.
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Ivan Basso, 8th overall at the Tour de France, interviewed before the start of Acht van Chaam
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Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) became known worldwide following his dramatic crash in the Tour de France, caused by a France Televisions vehicle in the race caravan.  Despite deep cuts to his legs due to his landing in a barbed-wire fence, Hoogerland continued on in the race, becoming a fan favorite.
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Hoogerland's left leg, scarred from his crash in the Tour
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Niki Terpstra (Quick Step)
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Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), another victim of a serious crash during the Tour, signs autographs
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Basso on the start line
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Hoogerland, Marianne Vos, and Rob Ruijgh before the start of the pro men's race.
Vos, winner of the women's Giro d'Italia, won the elite women's event at Acht van Chaam.
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The pro men's criterium is underway
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Joost Posthuma (Leopard Trek)
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Basso
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Hoogerland
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The peloton is strung out in the countryside
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Jos Van Emden (Rabobank), Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare) and Hoogerland
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Fries anyone?
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Rob Ruijgh
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Frank Schleck
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Hoogerland
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A breakaway under the watchful eye of a young spectator
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Hoogerland, deprived of a chance to contest a stage win at the Tour following his crash,
gets some consolation in the form of a popular win on home soil in Acht van Chaam.
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Schleck and Hoogerland after the finish
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Schleck (second), Hoogerland (first) and Terpstra (third) on the podium
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Schleck
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