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Tour of Missouri - 2.1, USA, September 8-14, 2008

Stage 5 - September 12: St. James - Jefferson City, 109 miles

Boy Van Poppel takes the uphill stage
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Van Poppel ahead of Rabobank team-mate
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Boy Van Poppel takes the uphill stage finish and celebrates with his teammate as they cross the line.
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Van Poppel is the first rider to beat Mark Cavendish in a sprint since the Giro.
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Riders head out of downtown St. James for stage 5.
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Bernard Eisel (Columbia)
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The bunch passes over a river en route to Jefferson City.
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Eric Bauman (Sparkasse)
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Sparkasse worked hard at the front to reel the breaks back in.
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Svein Tuft (Symmetrics)
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Team Sparkasse keeps the tempo high at the front.
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Christian Vandevelde (Garmin-Chipotle)
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Mark Cavendish (Columbia)
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Michael Creed (Rock Racing)
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David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies - Medifast)
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Darren Lill (BMC)
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The break working hard together to get more time on the field.
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Henk Vogels (Toyota-United)
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The break descends after one of the KOM’s.
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Michael Creed (Rock Racing)
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The peloton gets strung out as it passes some of the rockier parts of Missouri.
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Mark Cavendish (Columbia)
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The peloton gets strung out through some of the lush Missouri countryside.
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Christian Vandevelde (Garmin-Chipotle)
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Long roads and wide open space along the route today.
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Riders tackle one of the many rollers on the course.
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Garmin-Chipotle and Symmetrics
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Jelly Belly also shared in the work at the front today.
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Numbers in the break start to dwindle but they keep the pressure on.
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David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies - Medifast)
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The spearheaded group makes its way into downtown Jefferson City.
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The bunch passes by the state capitol building.
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Boy Van Poppel (Rabobank)
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Rabobank enjoyed having the top two spots on the podium today.
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The jersey leaders had a scenic backdrop
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Boy Van Poppel (Rabobank) signs autographs at the beginning of the day
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Matej Mugerli (Liquigas) stops in at the local diner for a tasty treat,
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The Veteran Honour Guard was there for the rider call up
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A Colavita rider hangs off the front and checks the pack under his shoulder
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Race winner Boy Van Poppel and his Rabobank teammate Michael Van Stayen
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Boy Van Poppel (Rabobank)
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All the local celebrities were on hand for the podium presentation
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