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68th Circuit Franco-Belge - 2.1, Belgium & France, October 2-5, 2008

Stage 1 - October 2: Maubeuge - Mons en Pévèle (France), 187.9 km

The peloton starts the sprint
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Chipotle)
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Heads down, it's time to give it everything…
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Tom Boonen grits his teeth
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Roelandts goes for Farrar.
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Farrar just can't get the better of Boonen.
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The line is near, and Boonen has it.
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The rest of the sprint is for second place.
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step)
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step)
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Chipotle)
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step)
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… and of course the customary kisses.
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Boonen dons the first yellow jersey
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Boonen also wears the jersey for the points classification.
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Sébastien Rosseler (Quick Step)
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Sébastien Rosseler
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Chipotle)
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