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Cancellara wins prologue of 99th Tour de France

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Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland strains as he crosses the finish line to win the prologue of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland strains as he crosses the finish line to win the prologue of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland has won the opening-day prologue of the Tour de France to capture the leader's yellow jersey.

Riders set off one-by-one on Saturday for the start of the 99th edition of the race — a 4-mile individual time trial in the Belgian city of Liege.

Cancellara collected his fifth Tour prologue victory by clocking 7 minutes, 13 seconds. He outpaced Britain's Bradley Wiggins — who was second — by 7 seconds. Sylvain Chavanel of France was third, also 7 seconds back.

Defending Tour champion Cadel Evans finished farther back.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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