Kelderman wins Tour de l'Ain prologue
Wilco Kelderman won the prologue of the Tour de l'Ain by just 0.42 on the 3.7km course.
Rabobank rider Kelderman had just enough to hold off the challenge of Czech cyclist Jan Barta, while the top French rider, Jean-Christophe Peraud, was just a second adrift in third place.
It was a step up from last year's showing from the Dutch 20-year-old, who last year had had to settle for second place in the prologue.
The first full stage, from Meximieux to Saint-Vulbas, takes place tomorrow. The five-stage tour concludes on August 13.