Jakob Fuglsang (Team Astana) won stage 4 of the Tour de Romandie with a crafty solo attack on the final descent of the stage. Race leader, Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) brought a chase group of 4 home, to place 2nd. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) was 3rd on the day. It wasn’t the longest stage by World Tour standards at 149km but with over 3500m of climbing, the stage was set for an attacking day of racing. An early break of 5 riders managed to go clear after the opening climb while behind, the peloton was in pieces. The main group regrouped somewhat ahead of the 3.
Ever wondered how a race unfolds for a World Tour cyclist? Ben King provides insight into the Ardennes Classics, highlights on the cycling calendar. Be sure to check out his blog at http://www.benkingusa.com/ for more insights into the world of professional cycling. The Ardennes Classics The Ardennes Classics phase the Flanders Classic muscle men into vacation and the climbers and all-rounders into full swing. Throughout the week, the three races progress to longer and more gruelling terrain. Last year a violent cough took me out of contention, but to this day 2016 Amstel and Liege rank as two of the heaviest workloads of any day.