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Spanish Championships - CN, Talavera de la Reina, Spain, June 28-29, 2008

Day 2 - June 29: Road race, 202.7km

Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Caisse d'Epargne)
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Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Caisse d'Epargne)
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Valverde looking relaxed before the start.
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José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Caisse d'Epargne)
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Valverde on the start.
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Valverde helps out a fan with an autograph
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Alberto Rodriguez Oliver (Contentpolis - Murcia)
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Xavier Florencio Cabre (Bouygues Telecom)
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The podium girls were out meeting the riders
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The ribbon is cut to signal the start of the race.
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The race is officially underway.
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Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Caisse d'Epargne).
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Riders await the official start.
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And they are away... the race would eventually heat up.
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The Caisse d'Epargne team played a big role
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Only 2km to the refuelling station.
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With more than 10 riders in the field Caisse d'Epargne
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Saunier Duval - Scott were also very active.
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Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing)
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Sevilla leads over the top of the climb
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Sergio Andres De Lis (Orbea - Oreka S.D.A).
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The Caisse d'Epargne boys leading over the climb.
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Saunier Duval - Scott lead the peloton.
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Valverde looks relaxed.
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Oscar Sevilla and David Arroyo Duran (Caisse d'Epargne).
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Valverde beat Sevilla in the sprint for the win.
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Valverde thanked his team for their great work
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Valverde will now head to the Tour with confidence.
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Thousands of fans came out to cheers Valverde
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Sevilla did all he could
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Oscar Pereiro Sio (Caisse d'Epargne)
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The sprint for third was almost
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Barredo (Quick Step) will be handy in the mountains in the Tour.
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Oscar Pereiro congratulates
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Pereiro with his vase for third place.
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Sevilla didn't look too happy
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Valverde dons his first professional Spanish champions jersey.
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Valverde with new jersey...
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...and vase.
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The winner is always the grinner!
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Valverde with jersey and flowers.
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Valverde was happy on the podium celebrating his win.
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The podium (l-r):
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The top three share a joke on the podium.
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Sevilla and Valverde on the podium.
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