2011 Vuelta a Espana Photos - Stage 2

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Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard Trek) waves from the sign-in podium at the start in La Nucia before Stage 2
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Fuglsang descends the podium after signing in
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Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil)
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Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto)
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David Moncoutie (Cofidis)
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Carlos Sastre (Geox)
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step)
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Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad)
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo)
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Andreas Kloden (RadioShack)
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre)
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Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
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Michele Scarponi (Lampre)
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Defending Vuelta champion Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale)
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Eros Capecchi (Liquigas)
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Peter Sagan (Liquigas)
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Brad Wiggins (Sky Procycling)
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Tour de France organizer ASO's influence is clear at the Vuelta with banners at the start featuring greats from race history.  Luis Ocana won the Vuelta in 1970.
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Frenchman Jacques Anquetil won the Vuelta in 1963
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The peloton on the road from La Nucia to Playas de Orihuela
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The day's breakaway consisted of Steve Houanard (AG2R), Jesus Rosendo (Andalucia-Caja Granada),
Paul Martens (Rabobank), and Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto)
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The peloton in pursuit of the breakaway
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The peloton, back together, in the finale in Playas de Orihuela.  Davide Vigano (Leopard Trek) is off the front.
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Christopher Sutton (Sky Procycling) takes the win
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Sutton and podium girls
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Daniele Bennati takes over the race lead from teammate Fuglsang
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