Tour de Romandie: Cattaneo continues to climb in the overall standings

Tour de Romandie: Cattaneo continues to climb in the overall standings

Friday 30 April 2021 - 18:57
Tour de Romandie: Cattaneo continues to climb in the overall standings

Tour de Romandie: Cattaneo continues to climb in the overall standings

Friday 30 April 2021 - 18:57

The Italian gained two more places in the classification ahead of Saturday’s mountain top finish.

Filthy conditions and seven classified climbs awaited the peloton just ahead of the two decisive stages of the Tour de Romandie, and contrary to expectations, the spitting rain encouraged seven riders to break clear from the outset of the stage held around Estavayer and put a maximum of five minutes between them and the bunch.

The wet roads helped the attackers carry a significant lead onto the ramps of the penultimate climb, where things began to fell apart, an injection of pace at the head of the peloton reducing their advantage to a mere 40 seconds. Three riders accelerated from the leading group, trying to hold off the chasers, but they were eventually reeled in on the last ascent, which came inside the final ten kilometers.

Near the top, Marc Soler (Movistar) attacked sensing a lull in pace and went on to win the stage, some 20 seconds ahead of a small group that included Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Mattia Cattaneo and Fausto Masnada. Despite the big attacks lacking on this wearing day, the GC witnessed some changes, as several riders dropped out of the top 10. This helped Cattaneo climb in the standings up to sixth ahead of the race’s only summit finish, Thyon 2000.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
3:58:35
2 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
0:22
3 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
0:22
4 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
0:22
5 Gorka Izagirre Insausti
Astana - Premier Tech
0:22
6 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:22
7 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:22
8 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:22
9 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana - Premier Tech
0:22
10 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
0:22
14 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:22
16 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:22
33 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:21
88 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:25
91 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:25
122 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:01
1 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
12:38:40
2 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
0:14
3 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
0:14
4 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
0:14
5 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:16
6 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:20
7 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
0:21
8 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:21
9 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:21
10 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
0:24
14 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:28
58 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:47
97 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:34
112 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33:35
113 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:34
1 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
98 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
70 pt
3 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
57 pt
4 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
46 pt
5 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
36 pt
6 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
30 pt
7 Manuele Boaro
Astana - Premier Tech
30 pt
8 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
30 pt
9 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
29 pt
10 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
27 pt
12 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
18 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
33 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
1 Joel Suter
Swiss Cycling
38 pt
2 Davide Villella
Movistar Team
34 pt
3 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
26 pt
4 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
25 pt
5 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
20 pt
6 Manuele Boaro
Astana - Premier Tech
19 pt
7 Robert Power
Team Qhubeka ASSOS
14 pt
8 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
9 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
12 pt
10 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
11 pt
1 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
12:38:56
2 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:05
3 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
0:10
4 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:16
5 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:17
6 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
1:55
7 Gijs Leemreize
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:07
8 Jaakko Hänninen
AG2R Citroën Team
6:55
9 Felix Gall
Team DSM
7:38
10 Alessandro Covi
UAE-Team Emirates
11:18
22 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33:19
1 UAE-Team Emirates 37:57:11
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:21
3 Movistar Team 1:57
4 Team Jumbo-Visma 2:45
5 Trek - Segafredo 3:05
6 Team DSM 3:11
7 Bahrain - Victorious 3:40
8 Astana - Premier Tech 5:21
9 Team BikeExchange 5:28
10 Israel Start-Up Nation 5:37

Top results

1 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
3:58:35
2 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
0:22
3 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
0:22
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