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SAITAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 04: Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Team Movistar and Geraint Thomas of Great Britain and Team Sky wearing the yellow jersey in action during the 6th Tour de France Saitama Criterium 2018 a 58,9km race from Saitama to Saitama / TDF / on November 04, 2018 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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