Slovenian cyclist Jan Tratnik wins Tour de Romandie Prologue

Bahrain-Merida's Jan Tratnik won the prologue of the Tour of Romandie in Switzerland on Tuesday while Geraint Thomas finished fifth in Team Ineos' first outing

Slovenian cyclist Jan Tratnik wins Tour de Romandie Prologue

Primoz Roglic, the reigning champion who rides for Jumbo-Visma, completed a Slovenian one-two when he was second in the 3.8-kilometre warm-up stage around city of Neuchatel.

Swiss rider Tom Bohli of UAE Emirates, was third with Germany's Tony Martin of Jumbo fourth.

Tour de France champion Thomas was four seconds behind winner Tratnik and wore the transitional kit of Team Ineos, who are taking over Sky.

The Ineos sponsorship officially starts on May 1, but rules forbid a team to change name or uniform during a race.

Ineos will unveil their new livery at the official launch on Wednesday in England. In the six-day Tour of Romandie the team are wearing the old Sky uniform with the name on the chest changed.

Riders face a more demanding test on Wednesday when the official first stage of the race takes the peloton on a 168.4km run from Neuchatel to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Prologue Results

1. Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Merida) 5:06.79
2. Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) 5:07.18
3. Tom Bohli (UAE Team Emirates) 5:07:50
4. Tony Martin (Team Jumbo-Visma) 5:10.43
5. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) 5:10.76
6. Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin 5:10.90
7. Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) 5:11.12
8. Carlos Betancur (Movistar) 5:11.59
9. Maciej Bodnar (Bora-Hansgrohe) 5:11.72
10. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) 5:11.89

General Classification

1. Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:05:07
2. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma +0:00:01
3. Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
4. Tony Martin (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma +0:00:04
5. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
6. Alex Dowsett (GBr) Katusha-Alpecin
7. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ +0:00:05
8. Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team
9. Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
10. Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates

 
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