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Tour of California - 2.1, USA, February 17-24, 2008

Stage 3 - February 20: Modesto - San Josť, 103 mi / 152.2km

Tyler Farrar (Slipstream) was all smiles
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Scott Nydam (BMC) proudly wore the
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Mario Cipollini (Rock Racing) canít believe
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The peloton rolls out of Modesto.
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Rolling past the farms
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The bunch makes its way through
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Heading up towards the first KOM
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The CSC car had a bit of trouble
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Alex Candelario (Kelly Benefits)
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Danny Pate (Slipstream) was either
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Fabian Cancellara (CSC) rode super
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The break heads into Del Peurto Canyon.
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Astana comes to the front to take
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The laughing group nears the top
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Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) just off the back
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Levi Leipheimer (Astana) knew today
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America's Levi Leipheimer (Astana) worked well
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Robert Gesink is happy
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George Hincapie (High Road) puts on
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America's Levi Leipheimer (Astana)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
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Bettini has a Coke
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Cipo barely broke a sweat
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Cipollini signs an autograph
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Any question who's bike this is?
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The CSC team car sans rear window
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) wins the two
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) celebrates
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Stage winner Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
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Levi Leipheimer (Astana) enjoys the spoils
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George Hincapie (Team High Road) wins
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Scott Nydam (BMC Cycling) continues
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Levi Leipheimer (Astana) takes the yellow
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The jersey winners take to the podium.
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step) prepares
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Tyler Farrar (Slipstream/Chipotle) Looking spiffy
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There was a slight mishap in the peloton
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Steven Cozza (Slipstream/Chipotle) was involved
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The riders whizzed by some palm trees
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The peloton stretches out
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The Bissell Pro Cycling Team was helping
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The peloton starts the first climb,
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Paul Martens (Rabobank) leads the escapees
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The Astana team sent a few riders
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Steven Cozza (Slipstream/Chipotle)
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The peloton was cut in half by
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The splintered peloton enjoys
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A birdís eye view of the descent.
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Rory Sutherland (HealthNet) sights
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Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step) dances
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Odessa Gunn (Leviís wife) was on hand
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David Millar (Slipstream/Chipotle)
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Paolo Bettini(Quick Step) climbs
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Levi Leipheimer (Astana) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step) climbs
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Paul Martens (Rabobank) seems
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) celebrates
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The leaders struggle
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David Zabriskie (Slipstream)
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Thomas Peterson (Slipstream) and Jurgen Vandewalle (Quick Step).
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CSC duo: Gustav Larsson and
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Italy's world champion, Paolo Bettini (Quick Step).
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The peloton couldn't keep the pace
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) ahead
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Stage 3 podium (L-R): Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Robert Gesink
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Defending Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer (Astana)
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