Route du Sud: Vachon sprints to stage one win in Saint-Gaudens
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Route du Sud: Vachon sprints to stage one win in Saint-Gaudens

by VeloNation Press at 2:33 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results
 
Opening stage ends with photo finish

Bretagne-Schuller's Florian Vachon the 211.5 kilometer opening stage of the Route du Sud today in the town of Saint-Gaudens.  The Frenchman outkicked Belgian Gianni Meersman (Francaise des Jeux) and Spainiard Angel Arcos Vicioso (Andalucia-Cajasur) in the final sprint to become the first leader in the three-day event.

The race continues on Saturday with a two part stage.  It will begin with an 82.8 kilometer stage in the morning that will take the peloton from Izaourt back to Saint-Gaudens, and end with a short 16.2 kilometer time trial in the afternoon.

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