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Cancellara wins Tour prologue

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the Tour de France prologue for a fifth time on Saturday, beating title hopeful Bradley Wiggins of Britain by seven seconds.

"What a great opening - again!" said Cancellara.

France's Sylvain Chavanel was third, also 7 seconds back, after the winding 4-mile time trial in Liege.

Cancellara is unquestionably the world's best time-trial rider, but the veteran isn't considered a Tour contender because he, unlike Wiggins, often struggles in the mountains.

Cadel Evans of Australia began his title defense in 13th place, 17 seconds behind Cancellara.

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