Cycling | 26 april 2018

Roglic as leader towards climb time trial Tour de Romandie

Primoz Roglic starts tomorrow as the leader in the general classification in the climb time trial of the Tour de Romandie. During the second stage it seemed that the leader of Team LottoNL-Jumbo would be bumped from the first place, but in the final the breakaway lost a lot of ground.

According to sports director Sierk Jan de Haan, it was a hard day for the team. "The leading group raced very hard. Lars Boom, Floris De Tier, Stef Clement and Robert Wagner led the peloton in the beginning of the stage, when the gap increased to more than seven minutes. Yet the peloton didn’t come very close. Then Bram Tankink took his turn in the front of the peloton and saved Roglic’ classification. A big chapeau for the leaders, but also for our team. Everyone has given the maximum and we’ve managed to keep the lead."

The goal for tomorrow is very clear. "Roglic and Kruijswijk have to give everything. The others are going up as economically as possible, so that they appear at the start on Saturday as fresh as possible", De Haan said.