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ROMANDIE Breakdown: Looking Towards the GIRO

ROMANDIE Breakdown: Looking Towards the GIRO

Race Breakdown: The Tour de Romandie was hit by bad weather, but the race held the excitement all the way to the final time trial.…

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Race Breakdown: The Tour de Romandie was hit by bad weather, but the race held the excitement all the way to the final time trial. Spencer Martin gives us his ‘Breakdown’ on the Swiss race and looks forward to the 2021 Giro d’Italia, starting this Saturday. Mike Woods – Stage 4 winner, overall leader, but the time trial… – This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. – The Tour de Romandie went to Geraint Thomas The Tour of Romandie wrapped up this weekend, with Geraint Thomas winning the overall by overtaking former race leader Mike Woods in the final time trial to net his first professional victory since winning the 2018 Tour de France. Thomas’ Ineos teammate, Richie Porte, also leaned on his time trial prowess to leap into second place, with Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Fausto Masnada surging three GC positions to get the final podium position. Masnada looked good in the Romandie TT While Romandie is at best a tertiary race, it offers a glimpse into what we can expect at the upcoming Giro d’Italia, which starts in only five days and has one of the most muddled GC pictures in recent memory. The defending champion, Tao Geoghegan Hart, won’t be present since he is targeting the Tour de France, and the biggest Italian star and two-time winner of the race, Vincenzo Nibali recently broke his wrist and hasn’t confirmed if he will make it to the start […]

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