By VeloNews Interactive
In the five-day Ronde de I’Isard d’Ariege, U.S. National teammates Michael Creed and Danny Pate racked up strong results. Though Pate eventually abandoned the French event due to sickness (but not before placing sixth in the opening stage), it was Creed who earned a second-place finish in stage two, a stage win in the race finale, and a podium spot for snagging third overall on the final standings.
In that final stage, Creed was part of a four-rider break, and finished in a dead heat with Belgian Johan Van Summeren. The officials couldn’t pick a winner from the finish photo, and awarded the win to both riders.
In addition to third overall, Creed also won the king of the mountains jersey.