Final KM: Tour de Romandie prologue

It is nearly May isn’t it? The poor peloton just can’t get a break with the weather! It’s prologue time from a snowy and wet Switzerland.

Tour de Romandie, La Chaux-de-Fonds to La Chaux-de-Fonds, prologue, 3.9km

The Swiss WorldTour race kicked off with a short, fast paced prologue. Twisty and technical with a climb and descent in the middle, it was made much trickier by the intermittent rain/snow/sleet – particularly for the later starters. Movistar’s Ion Izagirre stormed around in 05:33mins, 6secs faster than Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin). Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski just pipped team mate Geraint Thomas for 3rd place.

And the crowds go wild. FDJ’s Jeremy Roy captures a lovely scene

Wrap up warm seat…

Not getting any warmer for stage 1 … bidons of hot tea on standby



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Featured Image: Ion Izagirre.  Image from Race website

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