British climber Simon Yates has finished 13th on the queen stage of the Tour de Romandie to head into tomorrow’s final time trial in seventh position overall.
On the final climb and with seven kilometres to go, Yates was amongst a select group of around ten riders at the head of the race but began to lose touch in the final five kilometres.
The 22-year-old tried to battle on, regaining contact on a number of occasions before eventually dropping back to finish one minute, seven seconds behind solo winner Thibaut Pinot (FDJ).
“Simon was riding well, obviously on the limit riding with the best bike riders in the world,” sport director Neil Stephens said.
|1||Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ.fr||4:38:54|
|2||Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) - Team Katusha||0:00:07|
|3||Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:00:20|
|4||Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team||0:00:20|
|5||Simon Spilak (SLO) - Team Katusha||0:00:20|
|6||Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo||0:00:20|
|7||Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky||0:00:20|
|8||Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Etixx - Quick-Step||0:00:53|
|9||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:53|
|10||Michele Scarponi (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:53|
|13||Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:07|
|24||Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:03:04|
|75||Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:22:30|
|90||Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:22:30|
|115||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:30:02|
|117||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:30:20|