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):

1 Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)


2 Richie Porte (BMC)


3 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


4 Ion Izagirre (Bahrain Merida)


5 Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)


6 Andrey Amador (Movistar)


7 Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar)


8 Lennard Kämna (Team Sunweb)


9 Chris Froome (Team Sky)


10 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)



Final general classification:

1 Richie Porte (BMC)


2 Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)


3 Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)


4 Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)


5 Ion Izagirre (Bahrain Merida)


6 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


7 Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


8 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)


9 Jesus Herrada (Movistar)


10 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)



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