London Olympics Photos; Stage 1: Men's Road Race

Race favorite Mark Cavendish (GB) signs-in while Great Britain teammate and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins looks on. These two were expected to get the host nation off to a good start.share this photo
Britian's Prince Charles, Camilla (Duchess of Cornwall) with UCI President Pat McQuaid, as the peloton awaits the start at The Mallshare this photo
The peloton rolls past Buckingham Palaceshare this photo
250 km to go...share this photo
Needless to say, there were many partisan fans among the large crowd on handshare this photo
The 5% grade Box Hill climb was ridden nine times. Fans were charged to view from this part of the courseshare this photo
Alexandr Vinokurov (Kaz) biding his time. We'll see him again later.share this photo
The hill turned out to be hard enough to zap the strength of the sprintersshare this photo
A panoramic from the top of Box Hillshare this photo
Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and David Millar at the front of the chase. Great Britain didn't have enough men to control a 250 km race.share this photo
A straight section near the finish with huge crowds on both sidesshare this photo
Here comes the two man breakshare this photo
Rigoberto Uran (Col) leading Alexandr Vinokurov (Kaz)share this photo
The chase about 15 seconds backshare this photo
A two man break survives after breaking clear near the end of the 250 km race that started and ended at The Mallshare this photo
39 year-old Alexandr Vinokurov (Kaz), who is set to retire at the end of the year, beats 25 year-old Rigoberto Uran (Col) who was caught looking over the wrong shoulder before the two man sprint in the home stretchshare this photo
This sprint was for third and not first as expectedshare this photo
Eight seconds later, Alexander Kristoff (Norway) won the bunch sprint for the bronze medal ahead of Taylor Phinney (United States of America)share this photo
The sprinter group finshed 40s backshare this photo
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara is comforted by a Swiss coach at the finish after crashing near the the finish. It's not clear which was more painful, his elbow injury which may prevent him from competing in the TT or the missed opportunity at winning the Olympic RR.share this photo
He can't retire now; Alexandr Vinokurov (Kaz) is the 2012 Olympic men's road race champion.share this photo
The unexpected podium: 2nd Rigoberto Uran (Colombia), 1st Alexandr Vinokurov (Kazakhstan) 5:45:57, 3rd Alexander Kristoff (Norway) + 8s.share this photo

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