By Susan Westemeyer
Team Volksbank's riders may not have had much to do with the finish at the GP di Lugano Sunday in Switzerland, but the team's two Swiss riders made their presence known. Florian Stalder made the first attack, and when he was gathered in, teammate and landsman Pascal Hungerbühler attacked. The 30-year-old managed to stay away for 120 kilometers before he was caught.
Lukas Zumsteg, Directeur Sportif for the Austrian Professional Continental team, said that the race went according to plan. "I am absolutely satisfied. We showed ourselves prominently and were omnipresent up until the finale. Especially Stalder presented himself well to his home public and showed that he has a great potential. This will be an exciting season."