(l to r) Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Alejandro Valverde of Spain stand on the podium after the Men's Elite Road Race on day eight of the UCI Road World Championships on September 2012 in Valkenburg, Netherlands.
the wonderful EBH made a bid for the stage at 3 km to go, but was caught with just to go! This image shows his desperation as the legs give up with the peloton reeling him in. Thankfully, he held on for maintaining his overall. Tour of Beijing