April 25, 2017 / 6:07 PM / 2 years ago

Cycling: Felline wins Tour de Romandie prologue

AIGLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Italian Fabio Felline won the prologue of the Tour de Romandie to claim the overall lead after a 4.8-km individual time trial on a slippery course on Tuesday.

The Trek-Segafredo rider clocked five minutes and 57 seconds to beat Britain’s Alex Dowsett (Movistar) by two seconds and Australian Alexander Edmondson (Orica-Scott) by seven seconds.

The favorites for the overall classification did not take any risks on the wet roads, with Britain’s Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) ending up 18 seconds behind.

Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) finished 29 seconds off the pace.

Wednesday’s first stage is a 173.3-km mountainous trek from Aigle to Champery.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis

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