Tour de Romandie 2014 Froome wins time trial and GC
Chris Froome won the overall at the Tour of Romandie, powering his way to victory in the final time-trial ahead of world time-trial champion Tony Martin. (Slideshow route/profile)
Tour de Romandie 2014: Results 5th stage
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Tony Martin (Germany) + 0.01
3. Jesse Sergent (Belgium) + 0.08
4. Rigoberto Urán (Colombia) + 0.15
5. Jon Izagirre (Spain) + 0.20
6. Riccardo Zoidl (Austria) + 0.29
7. Simon Spilak (Slovenia) s.t.
8. Rui Costa (Portugal) + 0.31
9. Thibaut Pinot (France) + 0.35
10. Mathias Frank (Switzerland) s.t.
GC after 5th and final stage
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Simon Spilak (Slovenia) + 0.28
3. Rui Costa (Portugal) + 1.32
4. Mathias Frank (Switzerland) + 1.44
5. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) + 1.48
6. Beñat Intxausti (Spain) + 1.52
7. Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark) +1.56
8. Jon Izagirre (Spain) + 2.07
9. Jesús Herrada (Spain) + 2’15
10. Thibaut Pinot (France) + 2.31
Froome started the day 1 second behind GC leader Simon Spilak but comfortably bested the Slovenian by winning the final stage in a performance that sent a clear message to those questioning his ability to retain his Tour title in July.
Spilak managed to take 2nd overall on GC while Rui Costa completes the podium.
Tony Martin will be disappointed to be beaten by Froome whie 4th place Rigoberto Uran showed some serious time-trial form that will help in his pursuit of Giro glory.
Vincenzo Nibali, on the other hand, has work to do before the Tour. A disappointing time trial sees him drop to 5th in the GC.
Jesús Herrada rode well to win the best young rider award.
Over to you Alberto…..
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