Tour de Romandie, Zijlaard surprisingly wins


Well Alaphilippe, the other big names are far away

Maikel Zijlaard wins the prologue of the Tour de Romandie , in Payerne, of 2.28 km. A very technical route, with many bends and short straights, very difficult to interpret.

The Dutch Tudor rider precedes Cameron Scott (Team Bahrain Victorious) by just ninety hundredths and the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quick Step) by two seconds and three tenths.

The big names are out of the positions that count, such as the Yates brothers, but also Brandon McNulty, last to start, but who was unable to make the most of his time trial skills in a short and technical course.  


1 ZIJLAARD Maikel Tudor Pro Cycling Team 0:02:55

2 SCOTT Cameron Bahrain - Victorious 0:01

3 ALAPHILIPPE Julian Soudal Quick-Step 0:02

4 GODON Dorian Decathlon AG2R The World Team 0:03

5 OLIVEIRA Ivo UAE Team Emirates ,,

6 VAN DIJKE Tim Team Visma | Lease a Bike ,,

7 VERMEERSCH Gianni Alpecin - Deceuninck ,,

8 ARNDT Nikias Bahrain - Victorious.   0:04

9 ARANBURU Alex Movistar Team,,

10 AEBI Antoine Swiss Cycling ,,

11 CHRISTEN Jan UAE Team Emirates,,

1 VAN WILDER Ilan Soudal Quick-Step,,

13 GOVEKAR Matevž Bahrain - Victorious 0:05

14 CHERNÝ Josef Soudal Quick-Step ,,

14 LIEPIŅŠ Emīls Team dsm-firmenich PostNL ,,

Photo: Sprint Cycling Agency