Tour de Romandie 2015: Young Stefan Küng wins 4th stage

En route to Fribourg the riders crest three cols and it's with 25 kilometres left young Stefan Küng leaves the front group to solo to victory. His fellow escapees Jan Bakelants and Bert-Jan Lindeman are second and third. Küng's compatriot Michael Albasini retains the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Race results stage 4 – Tour de Romandie 2015

1. Stefan Küng (swi)
2. Jan Bakelants (bel) + 0.38
3. Bert-Jan Lindeman (nld) + 0.39
4. Tony Martin (ger) + 0.45
5. Gianni Meersman (bel) + 0.52
6. Tosh Van der Sande (bel) s.t.
7. Johannes Fröhlinger (ger) s.t.
8. Michael Albasini (swi) s.t.
9. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
10. Ivan Santaromita (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Michael Albasini (swi)
2. Ivan Santaromita (ita) + 0.20
3. Chris Froome (gbr) s.t.
4. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
5. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.25
6. Egor Silin (rus) s.t.
7. Joeri Trofimov (rus) s.t.
8. Simon Spilak (slo) s.t.
9. Tony Martin (ger) s.t.
10. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.

Race report
It’s raining cats and dogs in Switzerland, but the riders go for it. Lieuwe Westra, Stefan Küng, Anton Vorobyev and Bert-Jan Lindeman attack early on, while Jan Bakelants and Kochetkov bridge the gap. The six race to a 6 minutes gain with 36 km’s done en there it lingers.

Westra and Vorobyev are the first to be dropped and with the gap shrinking Küng goes solo with 25 km’s left. He crests the last climb with a 2 minutes gain and in the gradual descent the young Swiss rider powers to victory.

Tony Martin attacks, but it’s too late and he finishes fourth, right behind two other survivors of the early break – Bakelants and Lindeman.

Tour de Romandie 2015 stage 4: route, profile, more

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