Tour de Romandie
Stage 4: La Neuveville to Fribourg - Stage Details

Double stage winner Michael Albasini has retained his race lead at the Tour de Romandie, finishing eighth on a rain soaked stage four this afternoon.

The 34-year-old finished in a reduced group, 52seconds behind solo winner Stefan Kung (BMC Racing Team) who survived in front from an early break away move.

The stage one and two winner’s overall advantage remains at 20seconds, leading teammates Ivan Santaromita (2nd) and Simon Yates (4th), who are separated by Christopher Froome (Team Sky).

“Today was a little less demanding, the cold and the rain made it demanding, but the terrain was less demanding,” sport director Neil Stephens said. “It was most likely a big bunch sprint and it was a lottery for Michael.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Stefan Küng (SWI) - BMC Racing Team 4:35:10
2 Jan Bakelants (BEL) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:38
3 Bertjan Lindeman (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:39
4 Tony Martin (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:45
5 Gianni Meersman (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:52
6 Tosh Van Der Sande (BEL) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:52
7 Johannes Fröhlinger (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:52
8 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
9 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
10 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
9 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
10 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
67 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:31
68 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:31
78 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:31
113 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:15