Snow Shortens Tour de Romandie Stage 127. April 2016, Moudon (SUI) — Road Team
Extreme weather conditions forced Tour de Romandie race organizers to cancel the first categorized climb on Stage 1, re-routing the stage to start with just 100km to go.
The revised stage ended in a bunch sprint won by Marcel Kittel, while all of BMC Racing Team’s riders crossed safely in the peloton.
Tejay van Garderen currently sits in seventh on the General Classification, 11 seconds behind race leader Ion Izagirre (Movistar Team).
One rider who is no stranger to the Swiss conditions is Danilo Wyss, current Swiss National Road Race champion, who is racing his training roads.
Here’s what Danilo had to say about the stage.
On the Finish Line with Danilo Wyss:
“The conditions were a bit bad but it was a good day for me because I passed only one kilometer from my house so it’s always nice to race on the roads you train on. And of course it’s a good advantage when you know every corner.”
“It was snowing on the first mountain so they decided to cut this part of the stage out, which I think was a really good decision. As we have seen in the previous years the Tour de Romandie organizers have made some good decisions when they weather gets bad.”
“For BMC Racing Team the race really starts tomorrow. We have a good team here with our two leaders, Richie and Tejay, so I think we are ready for it and we’re looking forward to this stage.”
Tour de Romandie (2.UWT)
Stage 1, Mathod to Moudon (100.5km)
Top 3: Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step), Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo), Michael Albasini (Orica GreenEDGE).
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