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2017 Tour de Romandie

The 2017 Tour de Romandie was a road cycling stage race that took place between 25 and 30 April in Romandie, Switzerland. It was the 71st edition of the Tour de Romandie and the nineteenth event of the 2017 UCI World Tour.[2][3]

2017 Tour de Romandie
2017 UCI World Tour, race 19 of 37
Race details
Dates25–30 April 2017
Stages6
Distance682.98 km (424.4 mi)
Winning time17h 16' 00"[1]
Results
Winner  Richie Porte (AUS) (BMC Racing Team)
  Second  Simon Yates (GBR) (Orica–Scott)
  Third  Primož Roglič (SLO) (LottoNL–Jumbo)

Points  Stefan Küng (SUI) (BMC Racing Team)
Mountains  Sander Armée (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)
Youth  Pierre Latour (FRA) (AG2R La Mondiale)
  Team Movistar Team
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The race was won on the final day by Australia's Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team), who overhauled a 19-second deficit to British rider Simon Yates over the 17.88-kilometre (11.11 mi) time trial, and won the race for the first time.[4] Yates – riding for the Orica–Scott squad – was able to finish second overall, holding off LottoNL–Jumbo's Primož Roglič of Slovenia, who won the final time trial and finished just five seconds in arrears of Yates at the finish. In the race's other classifications, Belgian Sander Armée won the mountains classification for the second year in succession for Lotto–Soudal, home rider Stefan Küng won the points classification for the BMC Racing Team, while 14th place overall was enough for Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) to win the young rider classification. The teams classification was won by the Movistar Team.

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Participating teamsEdit

As the Tour de Romandie was a UCI World Tour event, all eighteen UCI WorldTeams were invited automatically and were obliged to enter a team in the race. The only non-WorldTeam in the race were Wanty–Groupe Gobert.[5]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

RouteEdit

The race itinerary was announced on 10 December 2016.[6] The second stage, initially scheduled to be run over 160.7 km (100 mi),[6] and to start in Champéry, was shortened due to snow.[7]

Stage schedule[8]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
P 25 April Aigle 4.8 km (3.0 mi)   Prologue   Fabio Felline (ITA)
1 26 April Aigle to Champéry 173.3 km (107.7 mi)   Hilly stage   Michael Albasini (SUI)
2 27 April Aigle to Bulle 136.5 km (84.8 mi)[a]   Mountain stage   Stefan Küng (SUI)
3 28 April Payerne to Payerne 187 km (116.2 mi)   Flat stage   Elia Viviani (ITA)
4 29 April Domdidier to Leysin 163.5 km (101.6 mi)   Mountain stage   Simon Yates (GBR)
5 30 April Lausanne to Lausanne 17.88 km (11.1 mi)   Individual time trial   Primož Roglič (SLO)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

25 April 2017 — Aigle, 4.8 km (3.0 mi), individual time trial (ITT)[9]
Prologue Result and General Classification after Prologue[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabio Felline (ITA)    Trek–Segafredo 5' 57"
2   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 2"
3   Alex Edmondson (AUS)   Orica–Scott + 7"
4   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 8"
5   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 8"
6   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 9"
7   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky + 10"
8   Tom Bohli (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 10"
9   Johan Le Bon (FRA) FDJ + 11"
10   Christoph Pfingsten (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 11"

Stage 1Edit

26 April 2017 — Aigle to Champéry, 173.3 km (107.7 mi)[11]
Result of Stage 1[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica–Scott 4h 33' 10"
2   Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
3   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 0"
4   Natnael Berhane (ERI) Team Dimension Data + 0"
5   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 0"
6   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana + 0"
7   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 0"
8   David de la Cruz (ESP) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
9   Richard Carapaz (ECU) Movistar Team + 0"
10   Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
General classification after Stage 1[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabio Felline (ITA)    Trek–Segafredo 4h 39' 07"
2   Maximilian Schachmann (GER)   Quick-Step Floors + 8"
3   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 8"
4   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 9"
5   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 12"
6   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 12"
7   José Gonçalves (POR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 13"
8   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 13"
9   Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica–Scott + 14"
10   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 14"

Stage 2Edit

27 April 2017 — Aigle to Bulle, 136.5 km (84.8 mi)[a][14]
Result of Stage 2[15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team 3h 33' 15"
2   Andriy Hrivko (UKR) Astana + 0"
3   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 20"
4   Alex Edmondson (AUS) Orica–Scott + 20"
5   Ben Swift (GBR) UAE Team Emirates + 20"
6   Fabio Felline (ITA)   Trek–Segafredo + 20"
7   Tosh Van der Sande (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 20"
8   Jarlinson Pantano (COL) Trek–Segafredo + 20"
9   Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 20"
10   Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Quick-Step Floors + 20"
General classification after Stage 2[16]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabio Felline (ITA)   Trek–Segafredo 8h 12' 42"
2   Maximilian Schachmann (GER)   Quick-Step Floors + 8"
3   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 8"
4   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 9"
5   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 12"
6   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 12"
7   José Gonçalves (POR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 13"
8   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 13"
9   Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica–Scott + 14"
10   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 14"

Stage 3Edit

28 April 2017 — Payerne to Payerne, 187 km (116.2 mi)[17]
Result of Stage 3[18]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Elia Viviani (ITA) Team Sky 4h 27' 42"
2   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 0"
3   Michael Schwarzmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
4   Alex Edmondson (AUS) Orica–Scott + 0"
5   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
6   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Team Dimension Data + 0"
7   Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
8   Moreno Hofland (NED) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
9   Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
10   Juan José Lobato (ESP) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
General classification after Stage 3[19]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabio Felline (ITA)   Trek–Segafredo 12h 40' 24"
2   Maximilian Schachmann (GER)   Quick-Step Floors + 8"
3   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 8"
4   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 9"
5   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 12"
6   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 12"
7   José Gonçalves (POR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 13"
8   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 13"
9   Michael Albasini (SUI) Orica–Scott + 14"
10   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 14"

Stage 4Edit

29 April 2017 — Domdidier to Leysin, 163.5 km (101.6 mi)[20]
Result of Stage 4[21]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Simon Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott 4h 10' 03"
2   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 30"
4   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 43"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Cannondale–Drapac + 52"
6   Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 52"
7   Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 52"
8   Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates + 52"
9   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–Scott + 52"
10   David Gaudu (FRA) FDJ + 52"
General classification after Stage 4[22]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Simon Yates (GBR)   Orica–Scott 16h 50' 35"
2   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 19"
3   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 38"
4   Fabio Felline (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 44"
5   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 52"
6   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 53"
7   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 56"
8   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 56"
9   Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 58"
10   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–Scott + 59"

Stage 5Edit

30 April 2017 — Lausanne to Lausanne, 17.88 km (11.1 mi), individual time trial (ITT)[23]
Result of Stage 5[24]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo 24' 58"
2   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 8"
3   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 34"
4   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 34"
5   Fabio Felline (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 34"
6   Andrey Amador (CRC) Movistar Team + 35"
7   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 41"
8   Lennard Kämna (GER) Team Sunweb + 42"
9   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 46"
10   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 46"
Final general classification[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Richie Porte (AUS)   BMC Racing Team 17h 16' 00"
2   Simon Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 21"
3   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 26"
4   Fabio Felline (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 51"
5   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 1' 03"
6   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 1' 16"
7   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 1' 21"
8   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 22"
9   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 22"
10   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 24"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the Tour de Romandie, four jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding up each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on road stages (stages 1–4): the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively.[25] No bonus seconds were awarded at intermediate sprints. The leader of the general classification received a yellow jersey.[26] This classification was considered the most important of the Tour, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race. The young rider classification was based on the general classification: the highest-ranked rider born after 1 January 1993,[25] was the leader of the classification and wore a white jersey.[26]

Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5
Points for Category 1 S.F. 24 16 12 8 4
Points for Category 1 12 8 6 4 2
Points for Category 2 8 6 4 2 1
Points for Category 3 5 3 2 1 0

There was a mountains classification; the leader of this competition wore a pink, black and blue jersey.[25] Over the road stages of the race, there were 16 classified climbs, each of which was ranked as first-category, second-category or third-category. The first riders to cross the summit of the climbs won points towards the mountain classification. On first-category climbs, the first five riders won points with the first of these winning 12 points. Points were also awarded to the first five riders across the summit of second-category climbs, though the winner only won 8 points. On third-category climbs, only the first four riders won points, with the first rider winning five points. For the climbs near the stage finishes at Champéry and Leysin, double points were awarded.[25]

Points for the points classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Stages 2 & 3 50 30 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
Other stages 30 25 22 19 17 15 13 11 9

There was also a points classification. In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. On the flat mass-start stages; for winning a stage, a rider earned 50 points, with 30 for second, 20 for third and so on down to two points for 15th place.[25] In the individual time trials and mountainous stages, points were awarded to the top 15 riders, with 30 points for the winner, 25 for second, 22 for third and so on down to two points for 15th place.[25] Points towards the classification could also be accrued at intermediate sprint points during each stage; on each of the road stages, there were two intermediate sprints.[25] The first rider in these sprints won 15 points; the second rider won 10 points; the third rider won 6 points. The winner of the classification won a green jersey.[26]

The final individual classification was a combativity prize. After each road stage, a jury chose the rider on the basis of sportsmanship and effort in the stage. The rider was awarded a red dossard (race number) for the following stage. After the final stage, the jury chose the most combative rider of the race overall.[26] The final classification was a team classification. This was calculated by adding together the times of the best three riders on each team in each stage.[25]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Combativity award
 
Teams classification
 
P[27] Fabio Felline Fabio Felline Fabio Felline not awarded Alex Edmondson not awarded Movistar Team
1[28] Michael Albasini Simon Yates Maximilian Schachmann Sander Armée
2[7] Stefan Küng Stefan Küng Sander Armée Stefan Küng
3[29] Elia Viviani Thomas De Gendt
4[30] Simon Yates Simon Yates Pierre Latour Sander Armée Orica–Scott
5[31] Primož Roglič Richie Porte Not awarded Movistar Team
Final[31] Richie Porte[1] Stefan Küng[32] Sander Armée[33] Pierre Latour[34] Not awarded Movistar Team[35]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stage reduced from 160.7 km (100 mi) due to snow.[7]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "The UCI reveals expanded UCI WorldTour calendar for 2017". UCI. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. ^ Robertshaw, Henry (30 April 2017). "Richie Porte wins Tour de Romandie on final stage as Simon Yates drops to second". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  5. ^ Programme 2017, pp. 38–39.
  6. ^ a b "Tour de Romandie unveils 2017 parcours". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Küng wins snowy Tour de Romandie stage to Bulle". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  8. ^ Programme 2017, p. 31.
  9. ^ Programme 2017, pp. 52–57.
  10. ^ "Classement général: étape prologue" [General classification: prologue stage]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  11. ^ Programme 2017, pp. 58–65.
  12. ^ "Classement de l'étape 1" [Classification of stage 1]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Classement général: étape 1" [General classification: stage 1]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  14. ^ Programme 2017, pp. 66–71.
  15. ^ "Classement de l'étape 2" [Classification of stage 2]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
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  17. ^ Programme 2017, pp. 72–79.
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  20. ^ Programme 2017, pp. 80–85.
  21. ^ "Classement de l'étape 4" [Classification of stage 4]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
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  23. ^ Programme 2017, pp. 90–95.
  24. ^ "Classement de l'étape 5" [Classification of stage 5]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h "Règlement particulier Tour de Romandie 2017" [Tour de Romandie 2017 Supplementary Regulations] (PDF). Tour de Romandie (in French). Chassot Concept SA. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  26. ^ a b c d Programme 2017, p. 40.
  27. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (25 April 2017). "Tour de Romandie: Felline wins prologue". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
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  33. ^ "Classement du meilleur grimpeur 5" [Best climber classification 5]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  34. ^ "Classement des jeunes 5" [Youth classification 5]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  35. ^ "Classement par equipes 5" [Teams classification 5]. Tissot (in French). Swiss Timing Ltd. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.

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