The Tour de Romandie almost always opens with a prologue. In the last ten editions these riders stormed to victory: Jan Tratnik (2019), Michael Matthews (2018), Fabio Felline (2017), Ion Izagirre (2016), Michal Kwiatkowski (2014), Chris Froome (2013), Geraint Thomas (2012), and Jonathan Castroviejo (2011).
Missing a year? Right, 2015. Unusually, the Tour de Romandie began with a team time trial, which was won by Team Sky.
The course of the prologue is very straightforward. Following 3.2 kilometres on the flat the riders climb to Oron Castle, which is a challenging uphill section – roughly 1 kilometre and with an average gradient of 8%.
Another interesting read: results prologue 2021 Tour de Romandie.
Tour de Romandie 2021 – prologue: route, profile, more
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