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The Tour of California starts with a 3.4km prologue time trial on Sunday afternoon, but the eve of the race was marred by a public spat between organisers and the Rock Racing team about who should be allowed to race.

The US race has again attracted a top quality field that includes Oscar Freire (Rabobank), world time trial champion Fabian Cancellara (CSC), Tom Boonen, Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) and George Hincapie (High Road).

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