On the last day, Alexander Vlasov hit hard: in a hard last time trial, he knocked Rohan Denis off the leader’s jersey.
Dennis won that jersey on day two after being swept by Dylan Tones in a bad finish.
So he extended his successful spring with an additional victory a week later at the Walloon Arrow.
This version of the Tour de Romandie caters to almost all types of riders.
Tuesday starts with the introduction to flat pool, on Wednesday runners can do the talking and on Thursday punchers raise their hands.
A time trial with a halfway climb is the start on Saturday’s queen stage. This is a tough mountain trek to Thyon 2000.
The classification is usually in the last fold, because Sunday’s final stage to Geneva is very mild.
Will it be a battle between two brothers this year? Adam Yates leads the UAE, Jaico Al-Ula and Simon Yates aim for the overall win. Juan Ayuso is making his season debut in the Emirates after months out with an injury.
Ineos Grenadiers presents new health checks for Egan Bernal, Romain Bardet, Sergio Higuita, Ion Izagirre, Gino Mäder, Thibaut Pinot, Lenny Martinez, Thomas Gloag, Matteo Jorgenson, Steven Kruijswijk, Tobias Foss, and Alexey Loetsenko. in the mountains.
Fernando Gaviria, Mark Cavendish and Ethan Hayter are favorites for the sprint opportunities, and Quentin Hermans, Thomas de Gendt, Thibaut Ness, Kobe Goossens and Sean Oetdebroux, among others, defend the Belgian honour.
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