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German veteran Jens Voigt is a cycling legend, attracting swarms of fans wherever he races in Europe or North America.

I’m glad to see Californians greet him so warmly, with spectators and media alike trying to get a few moments with him.

The 41-year-old won a stage of the 2013 Tour of California, and has been on the attack a few different times.

It’s funny to see his response about causing a split in the peloton during the stage he won:  “To cause chaos and mayhem isn’t that a good enough reason?”

I’ve been a fan of Voigt since his early days at Team CSC, and always appreciated his ability to suck it up, grind it out, and sacrifice everything for his team.

Voigt picked up his first win of the 2013 season during stage 5 of the Tour of California, where his RadioShack-Leopard Trek teammates helped destroy the peloton in the wind.  From there, Voigt attacked – which he has done throughout the Tour of California – and

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