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Video: Tour de France Prologue highlights

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 01, 2012, 0:12 BST,
Updated:
July 01, 2012, 1:18 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Sunday, July 1, 2012
Race:
Tour de France, Prologue
Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) motors to the win.

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) motors to the win.

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Cancellara superb as the Swiss master takes first yellow jersey

It was a case of history repeating for Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan), as he won the Tour de France 6.4km prologue in Liège just as he had eight years ago.

While Cancellara's performance was flawless; the same could not be said for rivals Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) or Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) who both struck their own brand of trouble on the technical course. In the battle for general classification glory, Bradley Wiggins (Sky) struck the first blow against defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC) with 10 seconds separating the pair.
 

 

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