Although their participation in the GP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise was in question until just before the race, new ProTour team Unibet.com answered any lingering questions about how they will stack up this year against fellow ProTour teams.
Just before the race, organizers granted permission for Unibet to take the start, but only under the condition that the ProTour team not display the Unibet.com name of their lead sponsor. French law prohibits advertising of foreign lottery and betting institutions. Unibet accepted the decision in order to compete and raced in neutral jerseys with large question marks replacing their sponsor's name.
Unibet.com won this traditional European race season opener for the second year in a row when Jeremy Hunt (Unibet.com) won the final sprint. Last year, Baden Cooke took the win for the team.
The European season continues today with the Etoile de Bessèges stage race.
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