FINAL KM: Tour de Romandie St. 3, Tour of Chongming Island St. 2, Festival Elsy Jacobs Prologue

A prologue in Luxembourg, a mountain time trial in Switzerland and not the expected sprint finish in China. Missed any of the action, no worries we’ve got you covered.

Tour de Romandie Stage 3: Ollon to Villars, MTT, 9.9km

Sky’s Egan Bernal paced the mountain time trial to perfection, making up the deficit to a flying Richie Porte (BMC) in the latter half to finish on the top step of the podium. Down on Bernal at the intermediate time check, Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) limited his losses to finish  second, +4secs slower than the Colombian with Porte third at +18secs.  Roglic retains the race lead with Bernal (+4secs) and Porte (+18secs) leaping to join him on the podium.

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A clearly delighted Bernal. Good to see him back after that awful crash at the Vuelta a Catalunya.

Switzerland take a bow…

Image from race website

Full race report at Cycling News

Race website Twitter #TdR2018

Tour of Chongming Island Stage 2: Chongming Fenghuang Park to Chongming Xincheng Pa, 121.3km

We saw a very unusual finish at this sprint-friendly race as a 5 rider breakaway made it all the way to the linl and straight into the top five places on GC. Charlotte Becker (Hitec Products-Birk Sports) sprinted in to take both the stage and the race leader’s jersey. Shannon Malseed (Team TIBCO-SVB and Anastasia Iakovenko (BTC City Ljubljana) rounded out the day’s podium and move to second and third overall. The chasing peloton finished over a minute down. Becker now holds the lead by 5secs from her closest rival with Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance) leading the rest at +1:13 in 5th.

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Full race report at Cycling News

Festival Elsy Jacobs: Cessange to Cessange, Prologue, 2.1km

The short, highly technical course where cornering and climbing skills were paramount produced a tightly packed podium. Canyon-SRAM’s Lisa Klein just edged out Amy Pieters (Boels-Dolmans) by a sliver of a second  to claim the race lead, with  Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervelo-Bigla) third at +1sec.

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Second on the prologue in 2017, the German road race champion was determined not to make the same mistakes, team report here

YES! yes you can watch it LIVE

All the stages will be streamed live via the race website – it’s all just a mouse click away here

And in such clarity – bravo race organisers.

In case you were wondering why Elsy Jacobs? Trek Drops have the answer…

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website Twitter #elsy18

Header Image: Egan Bernal © Luc Claessen/Getty Images

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