2009 Vuelta a Espana Photos: Stage 1

 

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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) on his way to winning the Stage 1 Time Trial.  Who else?
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Christian Meier (Garmin-Slipstream) on the Assen GP circuit.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) finished 12th, 19 seconds back.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) cracked the top 10, finishing 9th at 18 secs.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana: Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) is in good form.  He finished 7th at 18 secs.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) leaves the start house on his way to 5th place at 16 secs.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) awaits his turn to ride down the start ramp.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Farrar would finish an excellent third at 12 seconds.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  Tom Boonen (Quick Step) rode a great time trial but it wasn't
enough to beat specialist Cancellara.  Boonen finished 9 seconds back.
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2009 Vuelta a Espana:  A familiar sight, Cancellara on an opening stage podium in the first leader jersey.
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