5.01.2015

Tour of Romandie 4: Young Gun Shot

Embedded image permalinkThe break-away Küng (BMC), Kochetkov (KAT), Bakelants (ALM) et Lindeman (TLJ). Heavy rain, silky reflections on the tarmac. Team Sky is leading a compact peloton. Then Stefan Kung leaves the company and goes solo. The peloton is at 2'26. 23 km to go and still raining hard. The advantage is decreasing, 5 km to go Tony Martin and Alaphilippe get off the bunch.
Embedded image permalinkBut the youngest is in the town. 21 yo. Masterpiece.

Stefan Küng:
"To win my first WorldTour race in Switzerland, with such a great crowd and with such a great team, is great. I had a look at this stage before, a week ago. I knew it could be something for me. I like this kind of awful weather - rain and a little bit cold. I gave it a shot and in the end it turned out well. I had very good legs. It was amazing to take this win.
It is always very hard to know if you are going to win, but when I reached the top of the last GPM (mountain), I know that it was looking quite likely".

Jan Bakelants:
"Day to separate the men from the boys. Congrats @stefankueng"

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4:35:10
2 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:38
3 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:39
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:45
5 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:52
6 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
7 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
8 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge
Embedded image permalink9 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge
10 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge
11 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
12 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
13 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida
14 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
16 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
17 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
18 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
19 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team
20 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
GC
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge 13:33:40
2 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:20
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
4 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge
5 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:25
6 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
7 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
8 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
9 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:27
10 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:34
11 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:35
12 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:37
13 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
14 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
15 Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team
16 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling 0:00:38
17 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:39
18 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team
19 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:42
20 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ.fr

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