Patrick Bevin got his Tour de Romandie off to a promising start in Neuchâtel.  The CCC Team rider finished 11th in the opening prologue time trial, won by Jan Tratnik of Bahrain Merida who just got the better of Primož Roglič of Jumbo-Visma and Tom Bohli of UAE Team Emirates.

Opening up this year’s Tour de Romandie, the 73rd edition of the race, organisers opted for a short 3.87km blast through the streets of Neuchâtel.  The course was predominantly flat and great weather welcomed the riders who started.  Victor Campenaerts, fresh from his successful world hour record attempt, was back and racing for just the second time this season after Tirreno-Adriatico; but his efforts against the clock were ended by a crash.  

Instead it was Rui Costa of UAE Team Emirates, then Tony Martin of Jumbo-Visma who set the early pace with the latter just besting Costa’s time with an average speed of 44.9kph to go through in 5.11mins.  It was Tom Bohli of UAE Team Emirates who succeeded in ousting Martin from the top spot, going through a full 2.93 seconds faster.  Only Roglič and Tratnik, the reigning Slovenian national time trial champion, could go faster and it was Tratnik who marginally got the better of Roglič with Bohli, Martin and Geraint Thomas of Team INEOS completing the top five.

Patrick Bevin of CCC Team finished one place off the top ten, with Bevin being the fifth of five riders to finish five seconds behind Tratnik.  Dion Smith of Mitchelton-SCOTT finished 39th at 11 seconds although the team’s day was one of sadness with Sam Bewley sustaining a crash in course recon and being ruled out of the race and the Giro d’Italia to come.  


Shane Archbold of BORA-Hansgrohe is also back and racing after a successful campaign at the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey.  The Flying Mullet stopped the clock in 5.41mins to finish 137th.  

Dion Smith of Mitchelton-SCOTT gets his Tour de Romandie campaign underway, photo Sirotti

Results:

RankLast NameFirst NameCountryTeamResult
1TRATNIKJanSLO       BAHRAIN – MERIDA5:06.79
2ROGLIČPrimožSLO       TEAM JUMBO – VISMA+1.00
3BOHLITomSUI       UAE TEAM EMIRATES+1.00
4MARTINTonyGER       TEAM JUMBO – VISMA+4.00
5THOMASGeraintGBR       TEAM INEOS+4.00
6DOWSETTAlexGBR       TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN+4.00
7KÜNGStefanSUI       GROUPAMA – FDJ+5.00
8BETANCURCarlosCOL       MOVISTAR TEAM+5.00
9BODNARMaciejPOL       BORA – HANSGROHE+5.00
10COSTARuiPOR       UAE TEAM EMIRATES+5.00
11BEVINPatrickNZL       CCC TEAM+5.00
12COLBRELLISonnyITA       BAHRAIN – MERIDA+6.00
13GROSSSCHARTNERFelixAUT       BORA – HANSGROHE+6.00
14THOMASBenjaminFRA       GROUPAMA – FDJ+6.00
15ROCHENicolasIRL       TEAM SUNWEB+6.00
16GANNAFilippoITA       TEAM INEOS+7.00
17KANGERTTanelEST       EF EDUCATION FIRST+8.00
18MEYERCameronAUS       MITCHELTON – SCOTT+8.00
19HAGAChadUSA       TEAM SUNWEB+8.00
20ALBASINIMichaelSUI       MITCHELTON – SCOTT+8.00
21KRUIJSWIJKStevenNED       TEAM JUMBO – VISMA+8.00
22DE GENDTThomasBEL       LOTTO SOUDAL+8.00
23VIVIANIEliaITA       DECEUNINCK  –  QUICK – STEP +8.00
24SENECHALFlorianFRA       DECEUNINCK  –  QUICK – STEP +9.00
24CONSONNISimoneITA       UAE TEAM EMIRATES+9.00
26KNOXJamesGBR       DECEUNINCK  –  QUICK – STEP +9.00
27DILLIERSilvanSUI       AG2R LA MONDIALE+9.00
28NIZZOLOGiacomoITA       TEAM DIMENSION DATA+9.00
29HOWSONDamienAUS       MITCHELTON – SCOTT+9.00
30GAUDUDavidFRA       GROUPAMA – FDJ+9.00
31POWLESSNeilsonUSA       TEAM JUMBO – VISMA+9.00
32MEURISSEXandroBEL       WANTY – GOBERT CYCLING TEAM+9.00
33VENTOSO ALBERDIFrancisco JoseESP       CCC TEAM+10.00
34MULLENRyanIRL       TREK – SEGAFREDO+10.00
35KRAGH ANDERSENAsbjørnDEN       TEAM SUNWEB+10.00
35ANACONAWinner AndrewCOL       MOVISTAR TEAM+10.00
37BACKAERTFrederikBEL       WANTY – GOBERT CYCLING TEAM+11.00
38VAN EMDENJosNED       TEAM JUMBO – VISMA+11.00
39SMITHDionNZL       MITCHELTON – SCOTT+11.00
40ROSADiegoITA       TEAM INEOS+11.00
41VAN BAARLEDylanNED       TEAM INEOS+11.00
42AMADORAndreyCRC       MOVISTAR TEAM+11.00
43MARTINELLIDavideITA       DECEUNINCK  –  QUICK – STEP +12.00
44VINCENTLéoFRA       GROUPAMA – FDJ+12.00
45DE GENDTAimeBEL       WANTY – GOBERT CYCLING TEAM+12.00
46PFINGSTENChristophGER       BORA – HANSGROHE+13.00
47BUCHMANNEmanuelGER       BORA – HANSGROHE+13.00
48FRANKMathiasSUI       AG2R LA MONDIALE+13.00
49SCHMIDT WÜRTZMadsDEN       TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN+13.00
50MARTINEZ POVEDADaniel FelipeCOL       EF EDUCATION FIRST+13.00
51KIRYIENKAVasilBLR       TEAM INEOS+14.00
52CLARKEWilliamAUS       TREK – SEGAFREDO+14.00
53GOUGEARDAlexisFRA       AG2R LA MONDIALE+14.00
54SEPULVEDAEduardoARG       MOVISTAR TEAM+14.00
55BARTAWilliamUSA       CCC TEAM+14.00
56PRADES REVERTEREduardESP       MOVISTAR TEAM+14.00
57EVENEPOELRemcoBEL       DECEUNINCK  –  QUICK – STEP +14.00
58BERNARDJulienFRA       TREK – SEGAFREDO+14.00
59ŠPILAKSimonSLO       TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN+15.00
60ROSSKOPFJosephUSA       CCC TEAM+15.00
61STORKFlorianGER       TEAM SUNWEB+15.00
62OWSIANLukaszPOL       CCC TEAM+15.00
63WOODSMichaelCAN       EF EDUCATION FIRST+15.00
64SWIFTBenGBR       TEAM INEOS+15.00
65WYSSDaniloSUI       TEAM DIMENSION DATA+15.00
66ZOIDLRiccardoAUT       CCC TEAM+15.00
67BROWNNathanUSA       EF EDUCATION FIRST+16.00
68BENNETTSamIRL       BORA – HANSGROHE+16.00
69KÄMNALennardGER       TEAM SUNWEB+16.00
70HOFSTEDELennardNED       TEAM JUMBO – VISMA+16.00
71THALMANNRolandSUI       TEAM VORARLBERG SANTIC+16.00
72DEGANDThomasBEL       WANTY – GOBERT CYCLING TEAM+16.00
73GEDIMINASBagdonasLTU       AG2R LA MONDIALE+16.00
74MORIManueleITA       UAE TEAM EMIRATES+16.00
75SCOTSONCallumAUS       MITCHELTON – SCOTT+17.00
76PETERSNansFRA       AG2R LA MONDIALE+17.00
77ZAKARINIlnurRUS       TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN+17.00
78STRAKHOVDmitriiRUS       TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN+17.00
79MARTINGuillaumeFRA       WANTY – GOBERT CYCLING TEAM+17.00
80IRIZAR ARAMBURUMarkelESP       TREK – SEGAFREDO+17.00
81BONNETWilliamFRA       GROUPAMA – FDJ+17.00
82CONTRERAS PINZONRodrigoCOL       ASTANA PRO TEAM+18.00
83PETILLISimoneITA       UAE TEAM EMIRATES+18.00
84CAPECCHIErosITA       DECEUNINCK  –  QUICK – STEP +18.00
85PASQUALONAndreaITA       WANTY – GOBERT CYCLING TEAM+18.00
86DENZNicoGER       AG2R LA MONDIALE+19.00
87MÜLLERPatrickSUI       VITAL CONCEPT – B&B HOTELS+19.00
88HAGENCarl FredrikNOR       LOTTO SOUDAL+19.00
89WILLIAMSStephenGBR       BAHRAIN – MERIDA+19.00
90CAICEDOJonathanECU       EF EDUCATION FIRST+19.00
91REICHENBACHSébastienSUI       GROUPAMA – FDJ+19.00
92GRMAYTsgabu GebremaryamETH       MITCHELTON – SCOTT+20.00
93BASKAErikSVK       BORA – HANSGROHE+20.00
94VILLELLADavideITA       ASTANA PRO TEAM+20.00
95PELLAUDSimonSUI       IAM EXCELSIOR+20.00
96VANHOUCKEHarmBEL       LOTTO SOUDAL+20.00
97VINGEGAARDJonasDEN       TEAM JUMBO – VISMA+21.00
98FOMINYKHDaniilKAZ       ASTANA PRO TEAM+21.00
99CARTHYHugh JohnGBR       EF EDUCATION FIRST+21.00
100BRAMBILLAGianlucaITA       TREK – SEGAFREDO+21.00
101RAVASIEdwardITA       UAE TEAM EMIRATES+21.00
102ARCASJorgeESP       MOVISTAR TEAM+21.00
103IVERSENRasmus ByrielDEN       LOTTO SOUDAL+21.00
104KUZNETSOVViacheslavRUS       TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN+21.00
105DOMBROWSKIJoseph LloydUSA       EF EDUCATION FIRST+22.00
106CASTRILLO ZAPATERJaimeESP       MOVISTAR TEAM+22.00
107MOSCHETTIMatteoITA       TREK – SEGAFREDO+22.00
108SCHELLINGPatrickSUI       TEAM VORARLBERG SANTIC+22.00
109FENGChun KaiTPE       BAHRAIN – MERIDA+23.00
110PERNSTEINERHermannAUT       BAHRAIN – MERIDA+23.00
111STORERMichaelAUS       TEAM SUNWEB+23.00
112PIBERNIKLukaSLO       BAHRAIN – MERIDA+24.00
113THOMSONJay RobertRSA       TEAM DIMENSION DATA+25.00
114EIKINGOdd ChristianNOR       WANTY – GOBERT CYCLING TEAM+25.00
115FLUECKIGERMathiasSUI       
+25.00
116EGNiklasDEN       TREK – SEGAFREDO+25.00
117MARECZKOJakubITA       CCC TEAM+25.00
118IMHOFClaudioSUI       AKROS – THÖMUS +25.00
119BLYTHEAdamGBR       LOTTO SOUDAL+26.00
120VENTERJacoRSA       TEAM DIMENSION DATA+27.00
121MÄDERGinoSUI       TEAM DIMENSION DATA+27.00
122STALNOVNikitaKAZ       ASTANA PRO TEAM+28.00
123KUDUSMerhawiERI       ASTANA PRO TEAM+28.00
124MEINTJESLouisRSA       TEAM DIMENSION DATA+29.00
125RIABUSHENKOAleksandrBLR       UAE TEAM EMIRATES+29.00
126FRANKINYKilianSUI       GROUPAMA – FDJ+29.00
127JANSE VAN RENSBURGJacques WillemRSA       TEAM DIMENSION DATA+30.00
128ARMEESanderBEL       LOTTO SOUDAL+30.00
129WANGMeiyinCHN       BAHRAIN – MERIDA+30.00
130FRÖHLINGERJohannesGER       TEAM SUNWEB+30.00
131GREGAARD WILSLYJonasDEN       ASTANA PRO TEAM+31.00
132CHEVRIERClémentFRA       AG2R LA MONDIALE+31.00
133KOCHETKOVPavelRUS       TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN+31.00
134SABATINIFabioITA       DECEUNINCK  –  QUICK – STEP +32.00
135ELISSONDEKennyFRA       TEAM INEOS+33.00
136BADILATTIMatteoSUI       ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY+34.00
137ARCHBOLDShaneNZL       EVOPRO RACING+35.00
138HIRTJanCZE       ASTANA PRO TEAM+35.00
139CAMPENAERTSVictorBEL       LOTTO SOUDAL+1:03.00

BEWLEYSamNZL       MITCHELTON – SCOTTDNS

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