2011 Clasica San Sebastian Photos

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The peloton rolls out of San Sebastian at the start of the race
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The peloton climbs toward the category 2 Alto de Garate
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Climbing Alto de Garate
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Belgian national champ Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto)
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Defending champion Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) on the descent of Alto de Garate
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French national champion Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step)
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Gilbert in the peloton.  His teammate Jelle Vanendert is right behind him.
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Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) has attacked on the Alto de Jaizkibel
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Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil) attacks from the peloton
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An elite chase group includes Gilbert, Frank Schleck (Leopard Trek) and Carlos Barredo (Rabobank)
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) pushes the pace on the final climb, the Alto de Arkale
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Gilbert's teammate Vanendert attacks the group of leaders
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Gilbert attacks on Alto de Arkale
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Continuing a dominating season, Gilbert powers to victory in San Sebastian
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Gilbert receives congratulations from Sanchez
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Gilbert gets his victory hat on the podium
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Gilbert and podium girls
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Gilbert holds up his trophy
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Gilbert has opened many bottles of champagne this season
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The podium: Carlos Barredo (second, Rabobank), Philippe Gilbert (first, Omega Pharma Lotto)
and Greg Van Avermaet (third, BMC Racing)
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