The Tour de Romandie wrapped up with a sprint finish on the streets of Geneva. Over in Luxembourg a fantastic day of racing on the final stage of the Festival Elsy Jacobs ended with the GC turned upside down by a phenomenal young Italian talent.
Tour de Romandie Stage 5: Mont-sur-Rolle to Genève, 181.8km
BORA-hansgrohe delivered Pascal Ackermann perfectly and the fast German took his maiden professional victory. Michael Morkov (Quick-Step Floors) and Roberto Ferrari (UAE-Team Emirates) rounded out the podium in second and third respectively. The GC podium remained unchanged. Primoz Roglic taking his second consecutive stage race by 8secs from best young rider Egan Bernal (Sky) with BMC’s Richie Porte in third at +35secs. Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) packs both the points and his familiar mountain jerseys in his suitcase. UAE-Emirates carry home the best team prize.
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I don’t know what to say! I just can say thanks to my @borahansgrohe teammates and staff!!! Thank you @andi_schilli @rudiselig @emubuchmann @petekennaugh @p.poljanskiofficial #Repost @mariostiehl with @get_repost ・・・ 29.04.2018 – 72. Tour de Romandie – Stage 5: Mont-sur-Rolle to Geneve 181.8 km // YYYEEESSSSS …. finally Ackes 💪🇩🇪 grabs a big point – Stagewin at Tour de Romandie 2018 // @tourderomandie @___ackes___ @borahansgrohe @boracookingsystems // #cycling #ciclismo #cyclisme #cyclingimages #cyclingpics #cyclingphotos #radsportfotos #radsportbilder #procycling #procyclingpics #procyclingimages #profiradsport #roadrace #radsport #wielrennen // Photo: 📷 © Mario Stiehl @mariostiehl #stiehlphotography #world #europe #switzerland #genf #geneve
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Full race report at Cycling News
Festival Elsy Jacobs Stage 2: Garnich to Garnich, 111.1km
Letizia Paternoster (Astana Women’s Team) blazed through a chaotic sprint to claim the stage victory, the overall by one second, the points and the best young rider jerseys – she is just EIGHTEEN. Lotta Lepisto (Cervelo-Bigla) and Elisa Balsamo (Valcar PBM) were second and third on the day. With only 12 seconds separating the top 10 on GC, the racing was action packed from the start. Christine Majerus and her Boels-Dolmans team worked hard all day to defend her race lead but had to settle for the second step of the podium with Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) third at +6secs. It was a clean sweep of jerseys for the Astana team as Sofia Bertizzolo secured the Queen of the mountains.
Video… Here’s the sprint finish. The whole stage can be seen here, it’s well worth watching to see a great day of racing unfold
Full report at Cycling News
Header Image: Letizia Paternoster