Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) stole the show at the Tour de Romandie today, taking a solo victory ahead of the sprinting peloton. Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) was 2nd and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) 3rd.
Today was the only real opportunity for the sprinters at the Tour de Romandie and so it was Bora-Hansgrohe & Deceuninck-Quickstep that took up the chase, of the 7 rider early break, with the two stage favourites in their ranks.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had hopes for Giacomo Nizzolo today, but being down to just 5 riders, we had to rely on the two sprint favourite teams to bring the front group back. Unfortunately, they underestimated the strength of Kung as he went solo in the finale, and stayed away to take the win.
In the sprint for 2nd place, the fast men did not take any risks for a minor placing but Nizzolo was in the mix and crossed the line in 9th place on the stage.
Tomorrow we head back into the hills, where the GC contenders will be on full alert once again.