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2008 Tour de France
July 5 - July 27, 2008

Saturday, July 5: Stage 1, Brest - Plumelec, 197.5 km. Here's the sequence of photos of Valverde's heads up winning sprint in stage 1 at Plumelec.

Valverde already has a gap
The others sober up and try to get his wheel.
A quick look back. They can't close the gap.
Hot spit! He's got the stage and the 2008 Tour's first Yellow Jersey.