Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo Visma) showed he is clearly ready for the Giro d’Italia, sprinting to the stage 1 Tour de Romandie win ahead of a select group of GC contenders. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) was 2nd and Rui Costa (UAE-Emirates) finished 3rd. It’s been a tough start to the Tour de Romandie for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, losing Jacques Janse van Rensburg yesterday to a broken collarbone after his prologue crash. This morning young Gino Mader did not start, due to discomfort in the wrist he broke at the Volta Catalunya. Jay Thomson did find the early break of the day initially but the.
The German national champion, Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) sprinted to victory at Eschborn-Frankfurt today. John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) was 2nd and Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Emirates) placed 3rd. As expected, it was a reduced group sprint of around 80 riders that decided the Eschborn-Frankfurt. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had Edvald Boasson Hagen fighting for a top placing during the 186km race. Our Norwegian was unable to better his 8th place from last year though and crossed the line in 14th. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (43rd) had done a good job looking after Boasson Hagen in the final kilometers while Ryan Gibbons (49th) was our other finisher in the reduced front.