Richie Porte claims Tour de Romandie overall title

Richie Porte

Richie Porte (BMC) claimed overall victory at the Tour de Romandie with a strong ride on the final-day time trial. Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) had to settle for second place overall

The stage win went to Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo), who was 8 seconds faster than Porte, which also moved him onto the podium in the general classification.

Chris Froome, who fell out of contention on Saturday, finished 18th overall.

“If I’m honest, it’s a bit of a shock to win. I knew I was in good condition for this race so to finish off the hard work that BMC Racing Team have put in for me is incredible”, said Porte.

“I also think I should make mention to two of our colleagues who we recently lost; Chad Young and Michele Scarponi. It’s been a tough week for all of us and it sort of makes cycling, or racing, feel a little irrelevant after what’s happened.”

“I really wanted to get the stage win yesterday, and I think the team did an incredible job. I must take my hat off to Danilo Wyss who just exploded the race there. It just feels great to win this race. We are an American team firmly rooted in Switzerland so, I think we put on a good show at what could be described as a home race.”

Tour de Romandie 2017 – stage 5 results (Lausanne ITT):

1Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)


2Richie Porte (BMC)


3Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


4Ion Izagirre (Bahrain Merida)


5Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)


6Andrey Amador (Movistar)


7Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar)


8Lennard Kämna (Team Sunweb)


9Chris Froome (Team Sky)


10Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)



Final general classification:

1Richie Porte (BMC)


2Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)


3Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)


4Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)


5Ion Izagirre (Bahrain Merida)


6Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


7Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


8Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)


9Jesus Herrada (Movistar)


10Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)



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