FINAL KM: Tour de Romandie, St. 2, Tour of Chongming Island St. 1

A Tour de Romandie breakaway success in Switzerland and a chaotic Shanghai sprint at the Tour of Chongming Island.

Tour de Romandie Stage 2: Delémont to Yverdon-les-Bains, 173.9km

A lumpy day that should have been one for the sprinters finished with a victory for the break-of-the-day, taken by who else but Lotto Soudal’s Thomas de Gendt. The peloton rolled over the line some two minutes later with Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) sprinting to grab second place from AG2R La Mondiale’s Samuel Dumoulin. The GC remains unchanged, Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) goes into Stage three’s mountain time trial a sliver of a second ahead of BMC’s Rohan Dennis with Geraint Thomas (Sky) in third at +0:04secs.

Video:

A jubilant Breakaway King announced he has a new target to aim for

Watch out Tirrenno-Adriatico, Tour Down Under and Itzulia Basque Country. He’s making his plans right now – using WhatsApp if his post stage interview is anything to go by.

Nathan Brown (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) started the day just 26 seconds down and certainly gave the GC guys pause for thought when he made it into the break.

Skills…

Full race report at Cycling News

Race website Twitter #TdR2018

Tour of Chongming Island Stage 1: Chongming Xincheng Park, 111.5km

Two crashes in the finale – the last with about 250m to go – left many of the favourites out of contention and a select group to battle for victory. Swiftest of these was Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance) with Kelly Druyts (Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport) and Silvia Persico (Valcar PBM) rounding out the podium in second and third respectively.

Video from the Wiggle High5 team. Check out their Instagram account too, they’re posting up a storm.

The peoples champion Giorgia Bronzini, and one very happy DS…

The aftermath…

Wiggle High5’s Lucy Garner looking resplendent in polka dots

All those KOM points count, even the bridges.

Just in case you were wondering why the UCI-WWT twitter account was behind the times. It’s not that easy live tweeting from China.

Full race report at Cycling News

Header Image: Giorgia Bronzini © Hu Chengwei/Getty Images

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