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  Sunday, 26 January, 2003, 20:18 GMT
Citroen take Monte Carlo honours
Monte Carlo Rally

Day one

Finland's Tommi Makinen removes his helmet after retiring on the fifth stage of the first day of the rally
Tommi Makinen was looking for a fifth consecutive Monte Carlo win but hit ice and crashed out on day one

Scotland's Colin McRae drives along a spectator-packed stage on the first day of the Monte Carlo Rally
Colin McRae experiences his first world rally in a Citroen having switched from the Ford team

Finland's Marcus Gronholm led in the Peugeot after day one
Reigning world champion Marcus Gronholm led after the first day but Sebastien Loeb was beginning to threaten

Day two

Peugeot duo Marcus Gronholm and Britain's Richard Burns tackle the second day of the rally in wintry conditions
Gronholm's chances of victory are dashed when he hits a tree leaving Richard Burns as Peugeot's best hope

Citroen Xsara driver Sebastien Loeb leads after the second day from team mates Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz
Frenchman Sebastien Loeb takes a commanding lead, heading a Citroen 1-2-3 at the end of the second day

Day three

Sebastien Loeb (centre) and his co-driver stand on the top step of the podium flanked by team mates Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz and their co-drivers
Citroen continue their domination on the final day, taking a clean-sweep of the podium

Sebastien Loeb holds his trophy after winning the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally, the first Frenchman to win the event for twenty years
Having been disqualified from first place in 2002 Loeb celebrates his first Monte Carlo Rally victory

World Rally Championship
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