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Cycling: Hayles leaves heroes in wake; SPORT SHORTS.

ROB Hayles upstaged Great Britain's Olympic cycling heroes at the opening Tour of Britain stage in London.

The 35-year-old Hampshire rider finished the 53-mile stage in second, beating off competition from Sweden's Magnus Backstedt, as Italian Alessandro Petacchi - recently returned from a 12-month drugs ban - took the first yellow jersey.

Fellow Italian Danilo Di Luca led for most of the London stage, but paid the price of going out too hard with Hayles storming past him late on to pick up 14 points.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 8, 2008
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