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Reader photo: And they're off

Cyclists begin their trip from Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara in this image from the first kilometer of stage 4  of the Amgen Tour of California, taken by Amparo Rios on May 15. The eight-day race covered more than 700 miles from May 12-19.

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