Roglic extends Tour of Romandie lead on snow-hit stage 4

Primoz Roglic wins stage 4 Tour de Romandie 2019

Primoz Roglic extended his overall lead after winning the fourth stage of the Tour of Romandie on Saturday as the day’s racing was cut by 70km due to wintry weather.

Jumbo-Visma’s rider opened up a late sprint with less than a kilometre to go before the finish line in Torgon to stretch his lead to 12 seconds ahead of Team UAE Emirates’ Rui Costa.

“I had been beaten the past two days so I told myself why not win today, and that’s what I did,” the Slovenian said.

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas moved up to fourth overall with a third place finish on a stage slowed down by heavy rain in the Swiss Alps.

Race organisers decided to cut the length of the penultimate day’s racing from 176km due to the temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) and forecasted winds and snow showers at the Col de Mosses peak.

Sunday’s final stage is a 16.85km time-trial in Geneva which includes 700 metres of television black-out through the tunnel of Vesennaz in the city.

Tour de Romandie 2019 – stage 4 results (Lucens – Torgon):

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


2Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)


3Geraint Thomas (Team INEOS)


4Michael Woods (EF Education First)


5David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)


6Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)


7Jan Hirt (Astana)


8Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


9Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)


10Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)



Tour de Romandie 2019 – general classification after stage 4:

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


2Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)


3David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)


4Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos)


5Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)


6Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)


7Michael Woods (EF Education First)


8Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


9Carlos Betancur (Movistar)


10Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin)



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