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Tour de l'Ain 2010

Date range:
August 10-14, 2010

August 10, Prologue: Amberieu-En-Bugey - Amberieu-En-Bugey 3km

Zubeldia zips to prologue victory

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Cycling News
Published:
August 10, 2010, 19:53 BST,
Updated:
August 11, 2010, 3:27 BST

Team Radioshack Spaniard dons leader's yellow jersey

Spain's Haimar Zubeldia (Team Radioshack) was the quickest over the course.

Spain's Haimar Zubeldia (Team Radioshack) was the quickest over the course.

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Haimar Zubeldia (Team RadioShack) won the Tour de l'Ain's prologue time trial, the Spaniard's first professional victory in 10 years. Zubeldia edged out 19-year-old Wilco Kelderman (Rabobank Continental) and Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) over the technical, 3km course with the top three separated by only hundredths of a second.

"This is more than I expected," said Zubeldia. "I only had the Clásica San Sebastián in my legs as competition. Moreover, this prologue looked just too short for me, but Team Director Alain Gallopin pushed me over the limit."

"At 1km from the finish, I saw that Haimar was only one second slower than Kelderman, who had the best time," said Gallopin. "As Haimar always has been a good prologue rider, I yelled him through the not-so-easy last kilometre to the finish in the Rue Alexandre Bérard. I am convinced that Haimar can win the overall classification on Saturday. With only six riders per team it is not so easy to control the race, but we will do everything we can."

Zubeldia's prologue victory earned the 33-year-old Spaniard the Tour de l'Ain's leader's jersey, which he hopes to defend through the next four stages.

"I am not a winner. My job in the team is to help our Grand Tour riders in the mountains. I always kept working hard. This victory is a nice compensation for my hard work. We are a small but good team and we will try to keep yellow until the end. It would be nice to win this 22nd Tour de l'Ain," said Zubeldia.

The peloton will contest the Tour de l'Ain's first road stage tomorrow, covering 144.4km from Lagnieu to Saint-Vulbas.

Full Results
1 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack 0:03:38  
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
3 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:01  
5 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
6 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
7 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:02  
8 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
10 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:03  
11 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
12 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
13 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:04  
14 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia    
15 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:05  
16 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:06  
17 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
18 Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
19 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team    
20 Frédérik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano    
21 Martin Kholer (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
22 Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack 0:00:07  
23 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
24 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:08  
25 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
26 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
27 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
29 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
30 Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:09  
31 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
32 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
33 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack    
34 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
35 Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team    
36 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:10  
37 José-Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack    
38 Romain Bardet (Fra) French National Espoirs Team    
39 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
40 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
41 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 Yvan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack 0:00:11  
43 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
44 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
45 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano    
46 Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
47 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
48 Benoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
49 Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
50 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
51 Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
52 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:12  
53 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
54 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
55 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
56 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
57 Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
58 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
59 Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
60 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:13  
61 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
62 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
63 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
65 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:14  
66 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
67 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
68 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
69 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
70 Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team    
71 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:00:15  
72 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) French National Espoirs Team    
73 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
74 Rémi Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
75 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
76 Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
77 Pierre Cazeaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:16  
78 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) French National Espoirs Team    
79 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
80 Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
81 Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
82 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
83 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
84 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team    
85 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:17  
86 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:18  
87 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack    
88 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
89 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:19  
90 Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
91 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
92 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
93 Edouardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:21  
94 Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
95 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
96 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
97 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:22  
98 Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
99 Yoann Barbas (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:23  
100 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:24  
101 Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:25  
102 Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:27  
103 Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team    
104 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:28  
105 Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:35  
106 Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:36  
HD Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:59  
Points
1 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack 15 pts
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental 12  
3 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 10  
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 8  
5 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 6  
6 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 5  
7 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental 4  
8 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 3  
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
10 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Teams
1 Team HTC - Columbia 0:11:03  
2 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:01  
3 BMC Racing Team 0:00:04  
4 Saur - Sojasun 0:00:06  
5 Team Radioshack 0:00:07  
6 Rabobank 0:00:09  
7 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:11  
8 Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
9 French National Espoirs Team 0:00:16  
10 Skil - Shimano    
11 AG2R la Mondiale 0:00:18  
12 Roubaix Lille Métropole    
13 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:22  
14 Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:24  
15 Bretagne Schuller 0:00:27  
16 Caisse d`Epargne 0:00:29  
17 FDJ 0:00:31  
18 Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:40  
General classification after prologue
1 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack 0:03:38  
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
3 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:01  
5 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
6 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
7 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:02  
8 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
10 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:03  
11 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
12 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
13 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:04  
14 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia    
15 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:05  
16 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:06  
17 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
18 Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
19 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team    
20 Frédérik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano    
21 Martin Kholer (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
22 Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack 0:00:07  
23 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
24 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:08  
25 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
26 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
27 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
29 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
30 Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:09  
31 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
32 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
33 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack    
34 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
35 Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team    
36 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:10  
37 José-Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack    
38 Romain Bardet (Fra) French National Espoirs Team    
39 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
40 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
41 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 Yvan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack 0:00:11  
43 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
44 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
45 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano    
46 Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
47 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
48 Benoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
49 Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
50 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
51 Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
52 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:12  
53 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
54 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
55 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
56 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
57 Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
58 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
59 Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
60 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:13  
61 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
62 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
63 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
65 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:14  
66 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
67 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
68 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
69 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
70 Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team    
71 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:00:15  
72 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) French National Espoirs Team    
73 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
74 Rémi Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
75 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
76 Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
77 Pierre Cazeaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:16  
78 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) French National Espoirs Team    
79 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
80 Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
81 Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
82 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
83 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
84 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team    
85 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:17  
86 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:18  
87 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack    
88 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
89 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:19  
90 Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
91 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
92 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
93 Edouardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:21  
94 Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
95 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
96 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
97 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:22  
98 Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
99 Yoann Barbas (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:23  
100 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:24  
101 Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:25  
102 Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:27  
103 Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team    
104 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:28  
105 Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:35  
106 Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:36  
Points classification
1 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack 15 pts
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental 12  
3 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 10  
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 8  
5 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 6  
6 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 5  
7 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental 4  
8 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 3  
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
10 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Young riders classification
1 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:03:38  
2 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:01  
3 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
4 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:02  
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
6 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:06  
7 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:08  
8 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
9 Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:09  
10 Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team    
11 Romain Bardet (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:10  
12 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:12  
13 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:14  
14 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
15 Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team    
16 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:00:15  
17 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) French National Espoirs Team    
18 Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
19 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:16  
20 Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
21 Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
22 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:17  
23 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:18  
24 Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:19  
25 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
26 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:22  
27 Yoann Barbas (Fra) French National Espoirs Team 0:00:23  
28 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:28  
29 Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:36  
Teams classification
1 Team HTC - Columbia 0:11:03  
2 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:01  
3 BMC Racing Team 0:00:04  
4 Saur - Sojasun 0:00:06  
5 Team Radioshack 0:00:07  
6 Rabobank 0:00:09  
7 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:11  
8 Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
9 French National Espoirs Team 0:00:16  
10 Skil - Shimano    
11 AG2R la Mondiale 0:00:18  
12 Roubaix Lille Métropole    
13 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:22  
14 Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:24  
15 Bretagne Schuller 0:00:27  
16 Caisse d`Epargne 0:00:29  
17 FDJ 0:00:31  
18 Kazakhstan National Team 0:00:40