Valverde Wins Stage 1 of the Tour
Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) has served notice that he is a man to watch in this year's Tour de France.
not an obsession right now to keep the jersey. The objective is to arrive in Paris in yellow."
In the overall, Valverde leads Gilbert and Pineau, respectively, by 0:01. Given Valverde's focus on the overall, he might surrender the lead in Stage 2. The rolling, 164.5-km run from Auray to Saint-Brieuc ends with an uphill run to the finish and gives riders such as Schumacher and Kirchen another chance to win. On the other hand, a sprinter could win the day. Which will it be? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!