Roglic wins Tour de Romandie overall as Ackermann claims final stage

Tour de Romandie 2018 podium

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) sealed the overall title at the 2018 Tour de Romandie as Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) sprinted to the stage 5 win.

At the end of Sunday’s 182-kilometer (113-mile) ride into Geneva, Ackermann got a perfect lead round the final corner. He eased to the stage win over Michael Morkov. Roberto Ferrari took the third spot.

“I think we are all really happy with this win. With the whole team I think that we showed we are really strong, we have really strong guys and it was a pleasure to work with them and to win in the end,” said Roglic.

“Every day was a really hard day. I think that the prologue helped to decide things and then the next day was hard, and of course, the mountain time trial and yesterday completed the racing here in the Tour of Romandie. “I was optimistic before [the time trial]. I was really strong before and it was nice to see that I could do a good job.”

Tour de Romandie 2018 – stage 5 results (Mont-sur-Rolle – Genève):

1Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)

4:09:51

2Michael Morkov (Quick-Step Floors)

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3Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates)

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4Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

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5Rudiger Selig (Bora-hansgrohe)

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6Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida)

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7Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ)

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8Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)

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9Michael Albasini (Mitchelton-Scott)

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10Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale)

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Final general classification:

1Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)

17:09:00

2Egan Bernal (Team Sky)

+08”

3Richie Porte (BMC)

+35”

4Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

+01’16”

5Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’23”

6Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo)

+02’32”

7Rohan Dennis (BMC)

+02’49”

8Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale)

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9Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+03’09”

10Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

+03’12”

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