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Danielson back from doping suspension at Catalunya

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Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) happy with today’'s stage win.

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) happy with today’'s stage win. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp)

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) solos to victory at the USA Pro Challenge's queen stage into Aspen

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) solos to victory at the USA Pro Challenge's queen stage into Aspen (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) drops the rest of his breakaway companions.

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) drops the rest of his breakaway companions. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Tom Danielson (Garmin Barracuda)

Tom Danielson (Garmin Barracuda) (Image credit: Sirotti)

For local cycling fans Monday in Catalunya wasn’t just memorable for probably being the warmest day in Spain this year: stage one of the Volta a Catalunya was also where three riders with Garmin-Sharp, Christian Vande Velde, Tom Danielson and Dave Zabriskie - following a six month suspension for their involvement in the Lance Armstrong/US Postal affair - pinned on race numbers for the first time this season.

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. Apart from working for Cyclingnews.com, he is also the cycling correspondent for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.