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Gallery: Through the lens at Gent-Wevelgem

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Peter Sagan (Liquigas) makes his way to the start

Peter Sagan (Liquigas) makes his way to the start (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Julien Fouchard (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne) lead the break

Julien Fouchard (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne) lead the break (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Room with a view: The peloton head towards the finish in Wevelgem

Room with a view: The peloton head towards the finish in Wevelgem (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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RadioShack, Sky and GreenEdge were the some of the race's most aggressive teams but they could do nothing to stop QuickStep’s dominance

RadioShack, Sky and GreenEdge were the some of the race's most aggressive teams but they could do nothing to stop QuickStep’s dominance (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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A sea of colour at the 2012 Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium

A sea of colour at the 2012 Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The cobbles of Gent-Wevelgem

The cobbles of Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was one of the biggest surprises, attacking early and then making a final move from the break

Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was one of the biggest surprises, attacking early and then making a final move from the break (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Julien Fouchard (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne) goes alone on the Kemmelberg

Julien Fouchard (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne) goes alone on the Kemmelberg (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The day's main break on the Kemmelberg

The day's main break on the Kemmelberg (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Two 1T4i riders wait patiently behind a crowd of fans

Two 1T4i riders wait patiently behind a crowd of fans (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) leads from the front but he was unable to win

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) leads from the front but he was unable to win (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The Flemish fans watch on at Gent-Wevelgem

The Flemish fans watch on at Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The Flemish fans watch on at Gent-Wevelgem

The Flemish fans watch on at Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The peloton race along the coast

The peloton race along the coast (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The fog and mist were part of the early conditions

The fog and mist were part of the early conditions (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Matt Hayman (Team Sky) keeps a young fan happy

Matt Hayman (Team Sky) keeps a young fan happy (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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World champion Mark Cavendish (Team Sky)

World champion Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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A Sky rider keeps Mark Cavendish out of trouble

A Sky rider keeps Mark Cavendish out of trouble (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Andreas Klier (Garmin-Barracuda)

Andreas Klier (Garmin-Barracuda) (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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9 leaders with an advantage of 7 minutes and 14 seconds over the bunch

9 leaders with an advantage of 7 minutes and 14 seconds over the bunch (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Stuart O'Grady (GreenEdge) sets the pace at the head of the peloton

Stuart O'Grady (GreenEdge) sets the pace at the head of the peloton (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) tries to keep pace with a Liquigas rider

Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) tries to keep pace with a Liquigas rider (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Insausti leads Lund

Insausti leads Lund (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The bunch hit the Kemmelberg with Mark Cavendish in the mix

The bunch hit the Kemmelberg with Mark Cavendish in the mix (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Tom Boonen leads Vansummeren and Oss

Tom Boonen leads Vansummeren and Oss (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The Europcar team hit the front

The Europcar team hit the front (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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The RadioShack-Nissan team bus pays tribute to Wouter Weylandt

The RadioShack-Nissan team bus pays tribute to Wouter Weylandt (Image credit: Gruber Images)
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Gent-Wevelgem 2012

Gent-Wevelgem 2012 (Image credit: Gruber Images)

Gent-Wevelgem encapsulated everything that’s great about professional racing, a highly-charged start, an exciting but even parcours and a thrilling finish. The attacks, thrills and even the spills came together to provide one of the most exciting one-day races of the season so far.

The race eventually came down to a sprint with Tom Boonen (Omega-Pharma-QuickStep) giving another master class in sprinting.

And once again Jered and Ashley Gruber were out on the course, picking their way through key sections to deliver some of the best action shots of the race.

You can see the full gallery here.