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72nd La Flèche Wallonne - 1.HC, Belgium, April 23, 2008

Kim Kirchen (Team High Road)
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Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto)
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Kim Kirchen (Team High Road)
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre), Kim Kirchen (High Road) and Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto)
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Kirchen was just a tiny bit happy
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The peloton climbs the Mur de Huy
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Frank Schleck (Team CSC)
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Andrea Moletta (Gerolsteiner)
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Alexander Gottfried (Tinkoff Credit Systems)
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Daniele Righi (Lampre)
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Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto) hit out first
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Evans put in a strong effort
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Kirchen made a late surge
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Kirchen put in a massive effort
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Evans tried to come back
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But Kirchen dug deep
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Kirchen feels the burn
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Kim Kirchen hits the line
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Kirchen takes his first Classic
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Water pours off Kirchen
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It finally dawns on him...
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Kirchen was a bit in shock
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As reality sank in, Kirchen began to celebrate
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... and finally saluted the crowd
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The pain is all too much
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Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner)
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The Schleck brothers,
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The top three on the podium
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Cunego, Kirchen and Evans
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Cunego was shivering while waiting for the podium ceremony,
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre)
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The peloton
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Yaroslav Popovych (Silence-Lotto) leads
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Marco Pinotti (High Road)
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre)
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Kim Kirchen (High Road) at 150 metres
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Bert De Waele (Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner)
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Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner)
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Sven Renders (Topsport Vlaanderen)
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Andy Schleck (Team CSC)
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Gustav Erik Larsson (Team CSC)
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Kim Kirchen (High Road) tops the podium with Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) (r)
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