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Elia Viviani wins Tour de Romandie stage three

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Elia Viviani (Team Sky) won the third stage of the Tour de Romandie at the end of a 180-km ride around Payerne on Friday.

Viviani didn’t panic as Alexander Edmondson (Orica-Scott) jumped early, and had enough strength in reserve to overcome his rival, and hold off Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) at the line.

“I’m really happy and I need to thank the whole team. It’s exciting to have Froomey doing a lead-out with one kilometre to go. It’s not normal, but when you are in a team like ours it’s amazing when the whole team work for you and believe in you”, said Viviani.

“It’s been a long time since I last won, dating back to De Panne last season – over a year ago. That’s not easy for a sprinter! And this year after six second places, finally here in Romandie I got this big win.

“Today the whole team were incredible, from Pete and (Ian) Boswell working at the front early, Kiry, Lopez, Gianni and Owain Doull doing a perfect lead-out. Froomey didn’t want to lose any time on the stage but he said he was quite happy to do a lead-out for me.”

Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo) finished safely in the peloton and kept the overall race lead before Saturday’s queen stage.


Tour de Romandie 2017 – stage 3 results (Payerne – Payerne):

1 Elia Viviani (Team Sky)

4:27:42

2 Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida)

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3 Michael Schwarzmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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4 Alexander Edmondson (Orica-Scott)

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5 Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R)

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6 Youcef Reguigui (Dimension Data)

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7 Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors)

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8 Moreno Hofland (Lotto Soudal)

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9 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin)

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10 Juan Jose Lobato (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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General classification after stage 3:

1 Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)

12:40:24

2 Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)

+08”

3 Jesus Herrada (Movistar)

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4 Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+09”

5 Jon Izaguirre (Bahrain Merida)

+12”

6 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

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7 José Gonçalves (Katusha-Alpecin)

+13”

8 Ruben Fernandez (Movistar)

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9 Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott)

+14”

10 Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar)

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