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Gallery: Contador, Boonen roll out for Tour de San Luis

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Alberto Contador's CAS verdict could come while he is racing the Tour de San Luis

Alberto Contador's CAS verdict could come while he is racing the Tour de San Luis
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The Movistar team finds a flooded road

The Movistar team finds a flooded road
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Vincenzo Nibali and Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale)

Vincenzo Nibali and Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale)
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Liquigas-Cannondale found some blue skies in Argentina

Liquigas-Cannondale found some blue skies in Argentina
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)
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Tom Boonen gets ready to ride

Tom Boonen gets ready to ride
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French champion Sylvain Chavanel and his Omega Pharma-QuickStep teammates

French champion Sylvain Chavanel and his Omega Pharma-QuickStep teammates
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Levi Leipheimer headed out on the time trial bike

Levi Leipheimer headed out on the time trial bike
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Sylvain Chavanel crosses the river

Sylvain Chavanel crosses the river
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Levi Leipheimer - training for triathlon?

Levi Leipheimer - training for triathlon?
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Heavy rains on Sunday led to some flash floods

Heavy rains on Sunday led to some flash floods
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Filippo Pozzato out on his new Cipollini bike in San Luis.

Filippo Pozzato out on his new Cipollini bike in San Luis.
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The Farnese Vini-Selle Italian team has a day of training in Argentina

The Farnese Vini-Selle Italian team has a day of training in Argentina
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Giovanni Visconti in his modest Movistar Italian national champion's kit

Giovanni Visconti in his modest Movistar Italian national champion's kit
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Goat crossing!

Goat crossing!
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The Saxo Bank riders take a break from training

The Saxo Bank riders take a break from training
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The Colnago CSF Inox riders plan out their ride

The Colnago CSF Inox riders plan out their ride
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Alberto Contador and his teammates

Alberto Contador and his teammates
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Alberto Contador heads out to train with his Saxo Bank teammates

Alberto Contador heads out to train with his Saxo Bank teammates
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Michael Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen
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Alberto Conatdor down in Argentina

Alberto Conatdor down in Argentina
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Alberto Contador meets the governor

Alberto Contador meets the governor
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The Haedo brothers Juan Jose and Sebastian

The Haedo brothers Juan Jose and Sebastian
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Juan Jose Haedo leads the Saxo Bank team out for training

Juan Jose Haedo leads the Saxo Bank team out for training
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Eeek! Tarantula!

Eeek! Tarantula!
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Michael Rasmussen (Christina Watchces-Ofone) returns to the Tour de San Luis

Michael Rasmussen (Christina Watchces-Ofone) returns to the Tour de San Luis
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Jose Serpa (Androni Giocattoli)

Jose Serpa (Androni Giocattoli)
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The Movistar team with Italian champion Giovanni Visconti

The Movistar team with Italian champion Giovanni Visconti
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Some of the biggest stars in cycling will be presented for the 6th Tour de San Luis in Argentina today, with Saxo Bank's Alberto Contador, Tom Boonen and Levi Leipheimer of Omega Pharma-Quickstep and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) amongst the starters for the UCI 2.1 race.

At the official team presentations in the center of the capital, governor Claudio Poggi, sports minister Maria Celia Sanchez and Union Cycliste of Argentina president Gabriel Curuchet will receive each team on stage.

In addition to music and fireworks, the race will pay tribute to Spaniard Xavier Tondo, who won the stage four time trial in last year's Tour de San Luis and led the race, and later died in an accident at his home last summer.

The official start of the race will take place tomorrow at 1pm local time, with riders contesting a 189.3 kilometer stage from San Luis to Villa Mercedes.