2010 Tour de France photos - Stage 1

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Photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti - Editor: Pete Geyer


2010 Tour de France:  Race leader Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) before the start of Stage 1.
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Winning the Tour de France changes your life forever.  Defending champion Alberto Contador (Astana) signs autographs before the start.
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Lance Armstrong (RadioShack) adjusts his helmet on the podium before the start.
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A machine generates bubbles in front of banners featuring past Tour champions.
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The Tour celebrates celebrities who have visited the race over the years: from Ben Harper to Alain Delon, Ben Stiller, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams, Tony Parker, Will Smith and French presidents from Charles de Gaulle to Nicolas Sarkozy.  Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are rumored to be making an appearance at the Tour this month.
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Having escaped a couple of crashes near the finish, Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) takes victory in Stage 1.
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Contador crosses the finish line checking for damage after being involved in a crash.  He injured his left knee but said not to worry, a little ice would fix things.
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Lloyd Mondory (AG2R La Mondiale) carries his bike across the finish line after crashing.
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On the podium in Brussels, Cancellara gets help with another yellow jersey from
none other than local hero Eddy Merckx.
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- More Stage 1 photos to come