Dutch rider says the presence of four countrymen helped him decide to switch to the U.S.-registered team
The Garmin-Sharp rider takes the five-stage race by 12 seconds over Movistar's Sergio Pardilla Bellon
Garmin's Andrew Talansky continues to lead the Tour de l'Ain
1. Wouter Poels (Ned), Vacansoleil, 3:15:39 2. David Moncoutie (Fra), Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne, at 0:00 3. Thibaut Pinot (Fra),
1. Romain FEILLU, (FRA) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team, in 3:02:10 2. Steve CHAINEL, (FRA) BBox Bouygues Telecom, at 1 3. Tony
1. Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun, 3:22:09 2. Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling, same time 3. Jean-Lou Païani
Stephane Poulhies (Saur Sojasun) wins the first stage of the Tour de l'Ain as Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) takes the lead.
Zubeldia scores in the 3km starter. HTC-Columbia's Tejay Van Garderen leads the Americans at eighth.
1. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, (ESP) Team RadioShack, in 3:38 2. Wilco KELDERMAN, (NED), at 0 3. Laurent MANGEL, (FRA) Saur-Sojasun, at
It's a relatively light week by European racing standards, but there are still some great events on the calendar.