Tour de Romandie
Stage 1: Aigle to Champéry - Stage Details

ORICA-SCOTT rider Michael Albasini added another stage victory to his name in the Tour de Romandie today as he sprinted to the win on a rainy stage one.

The local Swiss rider was able to stay with the fast tempo set over the final first category climb and positioned himself well to launch towards his second victory of the season and seventh stage victory in the Swiss tour.

ORICA-SCOTT animated the finale of the challenging first stage with late attacks from Damien Howson and Roman Kreuziger, however, in the end no riders where able to gain a gap and the day concluded with a reduced bunch sprint.

“It is a great victory today,” 36-year-old Albasini said. “It was not easy to win today coming straight from the classics as that was a big goal and it takes a lot of mental energy.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:33:10
2 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates
3 Jesus Herrada (SPA) - Movistar Team
4 Natnael Berhane (ERI) - Dimension Data
5 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky
6 Pello Bilbao (SPA) - Astana Pro Team
7 Wilco Kelderman (NED) - Team Sunweb
8 David De La Cruz (SPA) - Quick-Step Floors
9 Richard Carapaz (ECU) - Movistar Team
10 Pierre Roger Latour (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:33:10
19 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:33:10
20 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:33:10
28 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:33:10
35 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:33:10
79 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:34
127 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:12:36
128 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:12:36