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Etixx Quick Step's Marcel Kittel eliminated doubts over his climbing ability to take stage one of the Tour de Romandie

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) picked up his first WorldTour win of the year, his seventh victory of the season, at the Tour de Romandie when he won the stage 1. The Etixx-QuickStep sprinter held off a late challenge from Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) and Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge).

Stage 1 was cut short to 109km after the main 2nd category climb was covered in snow. With no changes to the top three in GC, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) kept his lead for another day ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) by six seconds and Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) by seven seconds.

Etixx Quick Steps Marcel Kittel eliminated doubts over his climbing ability to take stage one of the Tour de Romandie

Results Tour of Romandie, Stage 1, 100km

1. Marcel KITTEL, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, in 2:27:46
2. Niccolo BONIFAZIO, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at :00
3. Michael ALBASINI, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :00
4. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
5. Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS, CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
6. Davide CIMOLAI, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
7. Samuel DUMOULIN, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :00
8. Enrico GASPAROTTO, WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT, at :00
9. Kristian SBARAGLI, DIMENSION DATA, at :00
10. Ilnur ZAKARIN, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
11. Georg PREIDLER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
12. Moreno HOFLAND, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at :00
13. Andrea PASQUALON, TEAM ROTH, at :00
14. Lukasz WISNIOWSKI, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
15. Marco MARCATO, WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT, at :00
16. Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
17. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
18. William BONNET, FDJ, at :00
19. Jarlinson PANTANO GOMEZ, IAM CYCLING, at :00
20. Merhawi KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN, DIMENSION DATA, at :00

General Classification After Stage 1

1 Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 2:33:19 
2 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:06 
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:07 
4 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:08 
5 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:09 
6 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:11 
7 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal   
8 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team   
9 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:12 
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ   
11 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team 0:00:13 
12 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step   
13 Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:15 
14 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale   
15 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert   
16 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:16 
17 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ   
18 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling   
19 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lotto Soudal   
20 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:17 

 
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