2011 Three Days of De Panne Photos - Stage 1

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Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing) before the start in Middelkerke where a good crowd turned out
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Luca Paolini (Katusha)
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Filippo Pozzato (Katusha)
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Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil)
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The early breakaway included Mickael Delage (FDJ), Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator), Aleksejs Saramotins (Cofidis), Sébastien Turgot (Europcar), Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Laurens De Vreese (Topsport), Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil), and Bert De Backer (Skil-Shimano)
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Michael Barry (Sky Procycling) leads the peloton in pursuit
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Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun) in the peloton
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Dutch national champion Niki Terpstra (Quickstep)
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The breakaway pushes on
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Belgian national champion Stijn Devolder (Quickstep) in the peloton
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Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale) followed by Sébastien Chavanel (Europcar)
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Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) wins from a late breakaway group of 4 riders
as the peloton closes in at the finish
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Second across the line is Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil), followed by Dmitriy Muravyev (Team RadioShack)
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Andre Greipel on the victory podium
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