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A photographic look at Saturday's action from the first stage

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Spain's Alberto Contador watches as the Patrouille de France aerobatic team performs at the start of the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 213 kilometers (133 miles) with start in Porto Vecchio and finish in Bastia, Corsica island, France, Saturday June 29, 2013.

Christophe Ena/The Associated Press

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The Patrouille de France aerobatic team performs at the start of the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 213 kilometers (133 miles) with start in Porto Vecchio and finish in Bastia, Corsica island, France, Saturday June 29, 2013.

Laurent Cipriani/The Associated Press

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Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, center right, and French Sports Minister Valerie Fourneyron, left, greet well-wishers at the start of the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race.

Christophe Ena/The Associated Press

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Ryder Hesjedal of Canada gives a thumbs up as he waits to take the start of the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race.

Christophe Ena/The Associated Press

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The pack passes a flag featuring a Moor's head, the Corsican emblem, during the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race.

Christophe Ena/The Associated Press

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The pack rides along the coast line of the Mediterranean Sea during the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race.

Christophe Ena/The Associated Press

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A French gendarme talk on his communication equipment while a man lets the air out of the tyre of the Orica Greenedge cycling team bus after it got stuck on the finish line of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race.

Peter Dejong/The Associated Press

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Fans dressed in costumes cheer on the pack of riders as it cycles during the 213 km first stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race.

BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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Fans cheer as the pack of riders cycles on its way during the 213 km first stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica June 29, 2013.

ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

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The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 213 km first stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race.

ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

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Riders and their bicycles fill the road after a fall in the last 5 kilometers of the 213 km first stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica June 29, 2013.

ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

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Omega Pharma-Quick Step team rider Tony Martin of Germany sits on the road after he fell at 5 kilometers before the finish of the 213 km first stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica June 29, 2013.

ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

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Radioshack-Leopard team rider Andy Schleck (2ndL) of Luxembourg cyles in the pack during the 213 km first stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race.

BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates winning ahead of Alexander Kristoff of Norway, second place and second left, and Danny van Poppel of The Netherlands, right side behind Kittel and third place, during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 213 kilometers (133 miles) with start in Porto Vecchio and finish in Bastia, Corsica island, France, Saturday June 29, 2013.

Christophe Ena/The Associated Press

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Argos-Shimano team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates on the podium after he won the 213 km first stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race.

JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS

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