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Japan Cup Criterium photo gallery

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Sky stagiaire Tao Geoghegan Hart leads the bunch.

Sky stagiaire Tao Geoghegan Hart leads the bunch.
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Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek)

Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek)
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Lampre-Merida

Lampre-Merida
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Team Sky

Team Sky
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Trek Factory Racing

Trek Factory Racing
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Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
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Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
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Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek Factory Racing), Ben Swift (Team Sky) and Steele Von Hoff (NFTO)

Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek Factory Racing), Ben Swift (Team Sky) and Steele Von Hoff (NFTO)
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Beppu greets his teammates after his win

Beppu greets his teammates after his win
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Teal Sky drives the pace

Teal Sky drives the pace
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BMC Racing Team

BMC Racing Team
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BMC Racing Team

BMC Racing Team
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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1. Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek Factory Racing) 2. Ben Swift (Team Sky) 3. Steele Von Hoff (NFTO)

1. Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek Factory Racing) 2. Ben Swift (Team Sky) 3. Steele Von Hoff (NFTO)
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Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek)

Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek)
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky)

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky)
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Michael Schar (BMC)

Michael Schar (BMC)
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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Bernie Eisel (Team Sky)

Bernie Eisel (Team Sky)
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Trek's Fumiyuki Beppu and Fabian Cancellara in the bunch.

Trek's Fumiyuki Beppu and Fabian Cancellara in the bunch.
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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BMC Racing Team

BMC Racing Team
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Fumiyuki Beppu is congratulated by a teammame

Fumiyuki Beppu is congratulated by a teammame
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A breakaway attempt.

A breakaway attempt.
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
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Michael Schar (BMC)

Michael Schar (BMC)
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya

The peloton races through the streets of Utsunomiya
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Sky stagiaire Tao Geoghegan Hart leads the bunch.

Sky stagiaire Tao Geoghegan Hart leads the bunch.
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Michael Schar (BMC)

Michael Schar (BMC)
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Novo Nordisk on the front

Novo Nordisk on the front
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Trek comes to the front of the pack.

Trek comes to the front of the pack.
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Trek's Fumiyuki Beppu and Fabian Cancellara after the race.

Trek's Fumiyuki Beppu and Fabian Cancellara after the race.
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Trek Factory Racing's Fumiyuki Beppu sprinted to the win Saturday in the Japan Cup criterium, a warm-up race for Sunday's 1.HC road race. The Japanese rider out-sprinted Ben Swift (Team Sky) and Steele Von Hoff (NFTO) at the end of the 35.65km course, which was made up of 20 laps of a 1.55km circuit on the main street in Utsunomiya.

The race marked the return to competition for Trek's Fabian Cancellara since he crashed out of the Vuelta a Espana in August and was forced to skip the World Championships. The team celebrated Cancellara's return by leading out Beppu for the win.