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Ekimov signs in

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Gord Fraser

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Eric Wohlberg

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The Italians looked relaxed before the start

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Paolo Bettini winns the 2004 Olympic Man's Road Race

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Merckx takes third

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Merckx takes bronze

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Andreas Kloden

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Jan Ullrich

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Team Canada

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UCI President Hein Verbruggen (in suit) at the start

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The race begins

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Spanish start. Astarloa would be out shortly...

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Bettini.. the centre of attention

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Bettini

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Bettini savours the moment

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podium

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Jan Ullrich

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Kelowna's Jodie Cross - Mrs Axel Merckx

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Eric Wohlberg

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George Totschnig

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Barry on lap 13

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Spanish support

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Jan Ullrich

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Eric Wohlberg

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Magnus Backsted got the ball rolling

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Early break

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Jens Voigt and Andreas Kloden

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Michael Barry

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Michael Rich

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Jason McCartney

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Gord Fraser

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Andreas Kloden

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Baden Cooke

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Thomas Voeckler

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Gord Fraser

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Eric Wohlberg

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Paolo Bettini

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Gordon Fraser

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Stuart O'Grady

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Ullrich leads chase

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Paolo Bettini