Fernando Gaviria wins the last stage of the Tour de Romandie

The final stage of the Tour de Romandie was fit for sprinters, but they had to endure a mountain section between Vufflens-la-Ville and Geneva in which Fernando Gaviria suffered a bit, but thanks to Movistar’s work he was able to recover to attack 300 meters from the end where he surprised everyone and crossed the finish line with a slight advantage. Egan Bernal was eighth overall showing his great performance and Adam Yates was first.

The 170.8 kilometers of the last stage in Switzerland were quite demanding and with an intense finish where the runners began to position themselves for the final shot. Nikias Arndt and Ethan Hayter had their teams at the front of the pack to launch them in the finish, but They did not realize that the Colombian from Movistar was following them from behind and intelligently who knew how to take the correct wheel to launch his final attack.

Gaviria came out on the left side of the road in the last 300 meters with a powerful attack, to which his rivals tried to react, but it was too late. Fernando was thrown and focused on crossing the finish line first. Although he assured at the end that perhaps if his rivals had had more legs it would be more difficult.

It is the Colombian’s second victory with Movistar, which signed him for this season and now he only hopes that it will be a motivation to face the first big one of the year. “I am ready for the Giro d’Italia”, concluded the 28-year-old.

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Egan Bernal, eighth overall in Romandie

“It’s not about numbers, it’s about character,” said Egan after the penultimate stage of the competition in which he had a great performance and managed to get into the Top 10 overall that knew how to resist this Sunday in the last day that Gaviria won.

52 kilometers from the finish, Egan Bernal began to pull the peloton to discount and reach the head of the race he was going at just over a minute with four runners. While Gaviria suffered a bit but managed to stay with the group and then finish off and win.

The Ineos runner had a great participation and gradually grew in the race. He delivered in the time trial, helping Ethan Hayter in the second stage which his teammate won. The team also valued his moment and now all that remains is that he continue to improve his level to meet the objective of arriving in optimal conditions at the Tour de France.

Top 10 overall of the Tour de Romandie

  1. Adam Yates (UAD): 17:12:42
  2. Matteo Jorgenson (MOV): +19
  3. Damiano Caruso (TBV): +27
  4. Max Poole (DSM): +38
  5. Thibaut Pinot (GFC): +41
  6. Cyan Uijtdebroeks (BOH): +1:21
  7. Romain Bardet (DSM): +1:28
  8. Egan Bernal (IGD): +1:53
  9. Edward Dunbar (JAY): +1:53
  10. Rafal Majka (UAD): +2:27

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