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Gallery: Tour of Flanders from start to finish

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Riders at the back of the Tour of Flanders

Riders at the back of the Tour of Flanders
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Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) was forced to run the Koppenberg

Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) was forced to run the Koppenberg
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Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) celebrates his victory

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) celebrates his victory
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Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) grits it out on the Paterberg

Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) grits it out on the Paterberg
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Luca Paolini (Katusha)

Luca Paolini (Katusha)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)
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Huge crowds lined the course to watch the Tour of Flanders

Huge crowds lined the course to watch the Tour of Flanders
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The start in Brugges was quite a scene

The start in Brugges was quite a scene
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Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) surprised by attacking and forcing a breakaway

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) surprised by attacking and forcing a breakaway
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The bunch early in the race.

The bunch early in the race.
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Peter Sagan could not hold the pace of Cancellara at the top of the Paterberg

Peter Sagan could not hold the pace of Cancellara at the top of the Paterberg
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Peter Sagan and Jurgen Roelandts work to hold off the chasers

Peter Sagan and Jurgen Roelandts work to hold off the chasers
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Oscar Gatto (Vini Fantini)

Oscar Gatto (Vini Fantini)
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Niklas Arndt (Argos-Shimano) on foot on the Koppenberg

Niklas Arndt (Argos-Shimano) on foot on the Koppenberg
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Lars Boom (Blanco) on the Paterberg

Lars Boom (Blanco) on the Paterberg
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Sebastian Rosseler (Garmin-Sharp) snakes his way up the Koppenberg

Sebastian Rosseler (Garmin-Sharp) snakes his way up the Koppenberg
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Fabian Cancellara puts in his move on the Paterberg

Fabian Cancellara puts in his move on the Paterberg
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The first thing Fabian Cancellara did after winning was find his wife…

The first thing Fabian Cancellara did after winning was find his wife…
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Filippo Pozzato's race was over when he had a mechanical on the Paterberg

Filippo Pozzato's race was over when he had a mechanical on the Paterberg
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Brugge. Lovely.

Brugge. Lovely.
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The peloton heads out from Brugge for the Tour of Flanders

The peloton heads out from Brugge for the Tour of Flanders
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Marcel Sieberg (Lotto-Belisol) made it to the breakaway

Marcel Sieberg (Lotto-Belisol) made it to the breakaway
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Cannondale's Ted King worked hard for his team captain

Cannondale's Ted King worked hard for his team captain
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Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)

Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)
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Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) chasing on the Paterberg

Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) chasing on the Paterberg
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Matthew Goss (Orica-GreenEdge)

Matthew Goss (Orica-GreenEdge)
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Vladimir Gusev (Katusha)

Vladimir Gusev (Katusha)
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The peloton streams through the Flanders countryside

The peloton streams through the Flanders countryside
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100 years of the Ronde van Vlaanderen

100 years of the Ronde van Vlaanderen
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Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara on the start line

Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara on the start line
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Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida)

Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida)
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Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil)

Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil)
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Geraint Thomas (Sky) before his spell of bad luck.

Geraint Thomas (Sky) before his spell of bad luck.
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Fabian Cancellara enjoys the moment after winning Tour of Flanders

Fabian Cancellara enjoys the moment after winning Tour of Flanders
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Daniel Oss (BMC) kept his toes warm

Daniel Oss (BMC) kept his toes warm
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Tyler Farrar and Thor Hushovd

Tyler Farrar and Thor Hushovd
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The bunch heads up the Paterberg

The bunch heads up the Paterberg
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Marcus Burghardt leads the chasers up the Paterberg

Marcus Burghardt leads the chasers up the Paterberg
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It was De Ronde's 100th birthday

It was De Ronde's 100th birthday
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The peloton squeezes through the crowds

The peloton squeezes through the crowds
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Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp)

Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp)
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For its 100th birthday, the Tour of Flanders celebrated a repeat champion, Fabian Cancellara, the second year of its new course, and another Sunday of bringing together millions of cycling fans around Belgium's biggest event.

From the packed start in Brugge and throughout the Flemish countryside, fans lined the route by the thousands eager to catch a glimpse of cycling's warriors.

The Koppenberg, the Oude Kwaremont, the Paterberg - all of the critical points were filled to capacity, each vantage point providing fans with the opportunity to be within touching distance of the competitors.

You weren't able to be in Belgium for the big day? That's OK, because Bettini Photo captured the race in all its glory, and we've picked a selection of the best images in this gallery.