Primoz Roglic clinches Tour of Romandie Time Trial and Overall Victory

Defending champion Primoz Roglic clinched the Tour of Romandie winning his third stage on the six day race by topping the individual time-trial around Geneva

The 29-year-old Roglic is one of the favourites to win the Giro d'Italia, which starts next weekend after winning the Romandie race by 49 seconds from Portugal's Rui Costa and 1min 12sec from Tour de France holder Geraint Thomas.

The former ski-jump champion from Slovenia had already won the Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour of UAE this season after coming fourth in the Tour de France in 2018.

"I'm ready for the Giro now," he said after the race. "I'm satisfied with this week's work, I like coming here," said the two-time winner.

In Sunday's 16.8km time trial Roglic was 13 seconds faster than the second-placed European champion Victor Campenaerts, recent claimer of the one hour distance world record in Mexico.

VIDEO: 2019 Tour of Romandie Stage 5 Highlights

2019 Tour of Romandie Final General Classification

1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 15:25:11
2 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 00:00:49
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 00:01:12
4 Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 00:01:13
5 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 00:01:17
6 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 00:01:33
7 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 00:01:35
8 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 00:02:00
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin 00:02:03
10 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First 00:02:18

2019 Tour of Romandie Stage 5 Top 10

1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 00:19:58
2 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 00:00:13
3 Filippo Ganna (Ita) Team Sky 00:00:15
4 Patrick Bevin (NZl) CCC Team 00:00:16
5 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma
6 Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 00:00:22
7 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 00:00:37
8 Will Barta (USA) CCC Team 00:00:43
9 Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 00:00:44
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 00:00:46

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