2012 Tour de France Photos - Stage 1

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Philippe Gilbert (BMC) rides to the stage start with his son who is prepared to brake if necessary!
(But where is the helmet?)
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Andrey Kashechkin and Janez Brajkovic (Astana) before the start
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Yukira Arashiro (Europcar) poses for a photo
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Mark Renshaw (Rabobank)
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Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), leader in the Young Rider Classification
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George Hincapie is riding his last Tour de France
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Team Sky Procycling before the start.  Sky leads the team competition.
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Bradley Wiggins wears the green jersey because Fabian Cancellara is wearing the yellow jersey
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale)
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Phenom Peter Sagan poses for photos as a young fan waits for an autograph
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Bert Grabsch and Tony Martin of Omega Pharma-Quickstep
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Sylvain Chavanel
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Dave Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp)
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Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
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Jens Voigt (RadioShack)
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Race leader Fabian Cancellara poses with his yellow bike
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Greats in Tour history are depicted on banners in the start village in Liege
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Names of Tour greats on a roll-out carpet
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The race leader gets an LCL lion on the podium after each stage
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Frank Schleck (Radioshack-Nissan) before the start
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World champion Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) rides to the start line
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Jurgen Van Den Broeck and Fabian Cancellara
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Cancellara and Sagan are off the front in the finale at Seraing
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) and the peloton are in pursuit
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Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) leads the peloton
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Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) digs deep
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22-year old phenom Peter Sagan wins the first Tour de France road stage he has ever ridden
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Sagan points to his sponsor name
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Sagan and stage victory podium girls
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Race leader Cancellara and yellow jersey podium girls
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Cancellara remains leader in the points classification
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Michael Morkov (Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank), happy to have grabbed the polka dots jersey
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Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) remains leader in the young rider classification
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