Rohan Dennis won the Tour de Romandie introduction.

Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis won the introduction to the Tour de Romande, a solo trial at Oron-la-Ville. The following places were taken by his teammates from the Ineos Grenadiers team – Britain’s Geraint Thomas and Australia’s Richie Porte.

Dennis, a two-time World Championship gold medalist previously in this competition, outperformed them on the four-kilometer road by 8 and 9 seconds. The Italian world champion, Filippo Ganna, of the Ineos Grenadier team, was ninth, 15 seconds behind.

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The race consists of an introduction and five stages, and it contains the highest class on the World Tour. It will end on May 2 in Friborg. The Poles did not start.

Last year, the Tour de Romandie was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2018 and 2019 seasons, Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Swiss race.

Wyniki prologu:

1. Rohan Dennis (Australia/Ineos Grenadiers)        - 5.27
2. Geraint Thomas (Wielka Brytania/Ineos Grenadiers)     8 s
3. Richie Porte (Australia/Ineos Grenadiers)             9
4. Remi Cavagna (Francja/Deceuninck-Quick-Step)         11
5. Stefan Bissegger (Szwajcaria/EF Education-Nippo)     11
6. Jan Tratnik (Słowenia/Bahrain Victorious)            13

MC, PAP

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