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Once the athletes managed to get through the entry gate they were welcomed by an army of volunteers.
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About 20 minutes to 12 it started to get busy with folks lining up.
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At times the line was quite long, but other times a little lull came in.
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A massive number of bike counters were ready for a long day.
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This custom painted Cervelo P5 was quite a looker, and the athlete had a nice matching kit.
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Horst Reichel and Timo Bracht checked in relatively early.
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Clayton Fettell seemed to be in a great mood.
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As Mark Andrews from Trek looks on, James Cunnama and Jodie Swallow checked in.
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A bit later in the afternoon Jordan Rapp rolled in and was able to cruise in.
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After a brief stop to pose for the paparazzi Mirinda Carfrae was finally able on the way to check-in.
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Mary Beth Ellis looked very good when she rolled by.
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The very distinctive Trek Speed Concept of Dirk Bockel. It though seemed that he took off the draft box before he went in.
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Amanda Stevens is likely to be one of the first females on the bike.
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Sebastian Kienle and Luke McKenzie came to the check-in at the same time.
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Caroline Steffen shared a laugh with the Cervelo crew and looked very relaxed.
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Forum member Ken Rideout was selected and agreed to ride with a GoPro camera during the race.
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Here Bevan Docherty was having fun with us.
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German Pro Kristin Möller at the bike check-in.
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Faris Al Sultan is a very popular athlete no matter where he shows up.
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And the stream of athletes continued until late in the day.