Tour de Romandie 2015 Stage 1: Sky wins TTT, Geraint Thomas first leader

Tour de Romandie 2015 Stage 1: Sky wins TTT, Geraint Thomas first leader

SkyThe Tour de Romandië 2015 opens with an TTT in 19.2 kilometres. Sky and Orica GreenEdge go head to head with Sky outperforming the Australians by 0.63 seconds. Geraint Thomas is the first leader in the race. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour de Romandie

1. Team Sky
2. Orica GreenEdge s.t.
3. Team Katusha + 0.05
4. Etixx Quickstep + 0.14
5. Astana + 0.17
5. BMC Racing team + 0.19
6. FDJ.fr + 0.22
7. IAM Cycling + 0.24
8. Team Cannondale Garmin + 0.40
9. Movistar s.t.
10. Lampre + 0.40

GC after stage 1:
1. Geraint Thomas (gbr)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
3. Ian Stannard (gbr) s.t.
4. Luke Rowe (gbr) s.t.
5. Chris Froome (gbr) s.t.
6. Peter Kennaugh (gbr) s.t.
7. Michael Albasini (swi) s.t.
8. Simon Gerrans (aus) s.t.
9. Svein Tuft (can) s.t.
10. Ivan Santaromita (ita) s.t.

Race report
The checkpoint is with 15 kilometres done. Orica GreenEdge and Sky are fastest in 16’09”, Katusha is third in 16’19”. FDJ drops by in 16’23” and Etixx in 16’24”.

Both Sky and Orica finish in 21’19”, with the black squad being 0’63 seconds faster. Geraint Thomas will wear the leader’s jersey tomorrow.

Katusha (Spilak) makes it in 21’24”, Etixx (Uran) in 21’33” and Astana (Nibali) in 21’36”. BMC (Dennis) scores 21’38”. FDJ (Pinot) finishes in 21’41” and IAM (Mathias Frank) in 21’43”. Cannondale (Hesjedal) crosses the line in 21’59”, just like Movistar (Quintana). Lampre (Rui Costa) makes it in 22’00”.

Tour de Romandie 2015 stage 1: Route, profiles and more

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