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Tour de Romandie 2019 Stage 5

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Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) sealed the overall victory in this year’s Tour de Romandie, after the Slovenian rider triumphed in today’s final time trial event, clocking the fastest time of 19:58 along the 16.8 kilometer course.

Meanwhile, European time trial champion Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) set the second faster time of 20:11, followed by Team Sky’s Filippo Gana who finished a further 2 seconds back.

Other notable performances came from Jumbo-Visma’s Tony Martin and Groupama-FDJ’s Stefan Küng, who rounded out the top five spots.

However, none could match the speed of Roglic, who was the only rider to eclipse the 20-minute mark, taking the day’s win and confirming the securing the overall title.  

Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) put in a solid enough effort to secure second place in the overall classification, while Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) grabbed the last spot on the final podium.

David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) began the day in third place in the general classification. But, the French rider’s lack of time trialing prowess ultimately relegated him to fifth place, while Roglic’s faithful Jumbo-Visma teammate finished sixth.

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