International Cycling

Albasini at double on Tour de Romandie

2015-04-30 20:02
Michael Albasini (File)

Lausanne - OricaGreenedge's Michael Albasini bagged his second straight win on the Tour de Romandie to consolidate his overall lead on Thursday's third stage.

The Swiss prevailed in a bunch sprint after a hilly 172.5km ride from Moutier to Porrentruy, including the category two Col de la Croix. He finished ahead of in-form Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe and Italy's Damiano Caruso.

Albasini took the yellow jersey from Welsh rider Geraint Thomas on Wednesday and now holds a 20-second lead on his teammate Ivan Santaromita of Italy and Sky's Chris Froome, who has won the last two editions of the Tour de Romandie.

The Brit remains one of the favourites to win the Tour, which ends on Sunday.

Friday's fourth stage will take the peloton on a 169.8km ride from Neuveville to Fribourg, ahead of Saturday's difficult mountain stage.

Results of the third stage of the Tour de Romandie, a 172.5km race from Moutier to Porrentruy on Thursday:


1. Michael Albasini (SUI/Orica) 4hr 14min 56sec, 2. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/Etixx) s.t., 3. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) s.t., 4. Alberto Rui Costa (POR/Lampre) s.t., 5. Simon Gerrans (AUS/Orica) s.t., 6. Nathan Haas (AUS/Cannondale) s.t., 7. Rigoberto Uran (COL/Etyxx) s.t., 8. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/Cannondale) s.t., 9. Luka Mezgec (SLO/Giant) s.t., 10. Sergei Chernetski (RUS/Katusha) s.t.


1. Michael Albasini (SUI/Orica) 8hr 57min 38sec, 2. Ivan Santaromita (ITA/Orica) at 20sec, 3. Christopher Froome (GBR/Sky) s.t., 4. Simon Yates (GBR/Orica) s.t., 5. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/Etixx) at 24sec, 6. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/Katusha) at 25sec, 7. Pavel Kochetkov (RUS/Katusha) s.t., 8. Yuri Trofimov (RUS/Katusha) s.t., 9. Egor Silin (RUS/Katusha) s.t., 10. Simon Spilak (SLO/Katusha) s.t.

Selected others:

14. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/Astana) at 37sec, 21. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 42sec, 27. Nairo Quintana (COL/Movistar) at 1:00, 41. Pierre Rolland (FRA/Europcar) at 1:27, 46. Romain Bardet (FRA/AG2R) at 1:42, 47. Jean-Christophe Praud (FRA/AG2R) s.t.

Read more on:    tour de romandie  |  cycling

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.