Tour de Romandie Prologue: Cummings quickest for DiData

Steve Cummings Romandie
Michael Mathews (Team Sunweb) won the opening 4km prologue of the Tour de Romandie. Tim Bohli (BMC Racing) was 2nd and Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) 3rd, both just a second off the Australian’s winning time.

It was a short, sharp and technical 4km prologue that got the 2018 Tour de Romandie underway today in Fribourg. It was a route for the real short course specialists, and not one for our African climbers. Steve Cummings would be our top-placed rider, finishing just 19 seconds down on Matthews. All our remaining African Team riders had no problems on the tricky course, that saw a number of our rival contenders crash out of contention.

With the curtain raiser now done and dusted, tomorrow will see stage 1 take riders over a 166km hilly route from Fribourg to Delemont. With the final climb of the day peaking at 10km from the finish, a breakaway could fancy its chances but the sprinters won’t make it easy for them.

Steve Cummings – Rider

The TT was okay and I made a good effort. It’s easy to say maybe I could have gone faster here or there but probably every rider can say the same thing.