The UCI World Tour makes its first stop of the year in Switzerland next week, with the 72nd edition of the Tour de Romandie getting underway on Tuesday in Fribourg. The 6-day event will be made up of a prologue, 4 road stages and a mountain time trial. The Tour de Romandie gets underway with a technical 4km prologue on Tuesday, thereafter 4 road stages are split by a 9.9km individual mountain time trial up the category 1 climb to Villars. Stages 1 and 3 will suit the climbers, with tough categorised climbs placed in the final kilometers of the stage. While there is a.

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) soloed to victory over Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale ) in Liège – Bastogne – Liège. The final of the Ardennes classics was Liège – Bastogne – Liège, which included 11 categorised climbs over 258,5km. As soon as the race flag was dropped, a group of nine riders consisting of Loïc Vliegen (BMC), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Mark Christian and Casper Pedersen (Aqua Blue Sport), Florian Vachon (Fortuneo-Samsic), Jérôme Baugnies (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Paul Ourselin (Direct Énergie), Mathias Van Gompel (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Antoine Warnier (WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic), made the break of the day..