Tour de Romandie
Stage 4: Domdidier to Leysin - Stage Details

24-year-old Simon Yates claimed the victory on today’s tough Queen stage in the Tour de Romandie which catapults him into the race lead with one stage remaining.

The young Brit attacked with 15kilometres to go and was able to get away in a small group ahead of the final first category climb of the day. 

On the steep slopes up to the finish line, the race shattered to pieces as Richie Porte (BMC) bridged across to Yates' group and the duo rode away into the final three kilometres.

Yates waited patiently before blasting around Porte in the closing metres to take the second stage victory of the tour for ORICA-SCOTT.

“On the final climb I knew Richie was coming across, so I didn’t want to keep pushing as I knew that when he caught me I would be empty, so I took a bit easy and waited for him to get to me,” Yates explained.

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:10:03
2 Richie Porte (AUS) - BMC Racing Team
3 Emanuel Buchmann (GER) - Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:30
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:43
5 Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:52
6 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates
7 Pierre Roger Latour (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale
8 Louis Meintjes (RSA) - UAE Team Emirates
9 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:52
10 David Gaudu (FRA) - FDJ
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:10:03
9 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:52
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:52
26 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:05
96 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:14:43
98 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:17:18
130 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:22:36
131 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:22:36