Peter Sagan sprints to stage win as Rohan Dennis retains Tour de Romandie lead and Chris Froome makes further time losses
Wednesday April 28 — Aigle to Martigny, 168.1km Peter Sagan claimed his first Tour de Romandie stage since his final look at the race in 2010 when the Bora-Hansgrohe rider gained a dash end forward of Sonny Colbrelli and Patrick Bevin on Wednesday. It was the second win of the season for Sagan , the three-time world champion, and can present the Slovakian a wee-timed confidence enhance as he prepares for his second outing at the Giro d’Italia which will get beneath manner in 11 days’ time with a brief particular person time trial in Turin on May 8. In what was a scrappy finale to a lumpy and circuitous stage, Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) opened up his dash first earlier than Sagan jumped onto his wheel, taking with him Bevin (Israel-Start up Nation). However, as soon as Sagan launched his decisive dash neither had been capable of reply. There was no change at the high of the basic classification and so Rohan Dennis will begin Thursday’s hilly second stage sporting the chief’s yellow jersey, whereas Ineos Grenadiers team-mates Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte are 9sec behind in second and third respectively. Chris Froome (Israel-Start up Nation), in the meantime, completed in the second group 3min 34sec behind the important protagonists and so regardless of transferring up the basic classification by 25 locations, trails Dennis by 4min 26sec after simply two days racing – considered one of which was a brief prologue time trial.