Tour de Romandie

Prologue

CH Switzerland, Tuesday 30 April 2019
3.87 km

Tour de Romandie starts with fast prologue

Tour de Romandie starts with fast prologue

A largely flat course, featuring some cobbles and sharp corners, kicked off the 73rd edition of the Tour de Romandie, the World Tour race that marked Elia Viviani’s return to competition, which he resumed after pulling down the curtain over his first part of the season. The Italian, a stage winner at the Swiss race two years ago, had a strong showing under the sunny sky of Neuchâtel and slotted into fourth provisional at the end of the 3.87km-long test against the clock.

Being one of the early starters meant that Viviani didn’t remain in the top 10 at the end of the day, but the Italian Road Race Champion’s strong ride meant that he still finished the stage won by Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Merida) as the highest-ranked Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider, just ahead of teammate Florian Sénéchal.

The Tour de Romandie continues on Wednesday, when the peloton will travel from Neuchâtel to La Chaux-de-Fonds, over a 168.4km-long course containing five classified climbs, last of these being summited with just 25 kilometers to go.

 

Photo: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Jan Tratnik
Bahrain Merida
5:06
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:01
3 Tom Bohli
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Tony Martin
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:04
5 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
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6 Alex Dowsett
Team Katusha Alpecin
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7 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:05
8 Carlos Betancur Gómez
Movistar Team
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9 Maciej Bodnar
BORA - hansgrohe
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10 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
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23 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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24 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:09
26 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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43 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
57 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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84 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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134 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
1 Jan Tratnik
Bahrain Merida
5:06
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:01
3 Tom Bohli
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Tony Martin
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:04
5 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
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6 Alex Dowsett
Team Katusha Alpecin
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7 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:05
8 Carlos Betancur Gómez
Movistar Team
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9 Maciej Bodnar
BORA - hansgrohe
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10 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
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23 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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24 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:09
26 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
43 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
57 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
84 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
134 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
1 Jan Tratnik
Bahrain Merida
30 pt
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
3 Tom Bohli
UAE-Team Emirates
22 pt
4 Tony Martin
Team Jumbo-Visma
19 pt
5 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
17 pt
6 Alex Dowsett
Team Katusha Alpecin
15 pt
7 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
13 pt
8 Carlos Betancur Gómez
Movistar Team
11 pt
9 Maciej Bodnar
BORA - hansgrohe
9 pt
10 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
7 pt
1 Benjamin Thomas
Groupama - FDJ
5:12
2 Filippo Ganna
Team INEOS
0:01
3 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
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5 Neilson Powless
Team Jumbo-Visma
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6 Léo Vincent
Groupama - FDJ
0:06
7 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
0:07
8 Will Barta
CCC Team
0:08
9 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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10 Florian Stork
Team Sunweb
0:09
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 15:31
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:02
3 Groupama - FDJ 0:07
4 Team INEOS 0:09
5 BORA - hansgrohe 0:11
6 Team Sunweb ,,
7 Mitchelton-Scott 0:12
8 Bahrain Merida ,,
9 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:13
10 Movistar Team ,,

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