Cavagna on the attack in Romandie

Cavagna on the attack in Romandie

Rémi Cavagna did what he does best in the last kilometers of Wednesday’s stage 1 of the Tour de Romandie and launched a powerful attack from a depleted peloton, that numbered around 40 riders, a consequence of a massive crash that happened inside the final 15 kilometers. The Frenchman, who is making his second appearance of the season in a World Tour race, dug deep and quickly opened up a ten-second advantage over the chasers.

At one point, it looked like the French Champion could finish it off, but a concerted effort of several teams ate into the gap and put an end to his spell at the front just two kilometers from the finish, which returned to the race after three years.

The last kilometer was a tough one, featuring double-digit gradients in the first part before softening up a bit near the finish. As expected, some cracks appeared in the peloton, from where Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious) attacked with 200 meters to go and took the win.

A stage victor earlier this season at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, Mauro Schmid was Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl best finisher in Romont, taking tenth on the line. This result elevated the 22-year-old Swiss – who sits in fifth place on the general classification – to the top of the youth standings ahead of Thursday’s stage around Échallens.

 

Photo credit: ©Dario Belingheri / Getty Images

Race details

1 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
4:23:58
2 Rohan Dennis
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
3 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:02
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:02
5 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:02
6 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
0:04
7 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
0:04
8 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
0:04
9 Steff Cras
Lotto Soudal
0:04
10 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:04
23 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:04
64 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:28
99 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:47
101 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:47
112 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10:31
122 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10:37
1 Rohan Dennis
Jumbo-Visma
4:29:48
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:14
3 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:18
4 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
0:18
5 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
0:18
6 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:18
7 Patrick Bevin
Israel - Premier Tech
0:20
8 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
0:21
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:23
10 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:24
51 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:47
98 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8:03
99 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8:09
107 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10:56
113 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:01
1 Rohan Dennis
Jumbo-Visma
55 pt
2 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
50 pt
3 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
30 pt
4 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
24 pt
5 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
22 pt
6 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
20 pt
7 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
18 pt
8 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
17 pt
9 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
16 pt
10 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
16 pt
16 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
13 pt
22 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
1 Thomas Champion
Cofidis
13 pt
2 Antoine Debons
Switzerland
10 pt
3 Valère Thiébaud
Switzerland
7 pt
4 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
INEOS Grenadiers
5 pt
5 Robert Gesink
Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
6 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
2 pt
7 Julius Johansen
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
2 pt
8 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
1 pt
9 Tim Naberman
Team DSM
1 pt
1 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:30:08
2 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
3 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
0:03
4 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:04
5 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:06
6 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
0:08
7 Pau Miquel Delgado
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:16
8 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
0:23
9 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
0:24
10 Finn Fisher-Black
UAE Team Emirates
0:26
25 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:43
1 UAE Team Emirates 13:30:33
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:16
3 Bahrain - Victorious 0:16
4 Movistar Team 0:17
5 Trek - Segafredo 0:17
6 Cofidis 0:20
7 Israel - Premier Tech 0:26
8 Jumbo-Visma 0:28
9 Groupama - FDJ 0:36
10 Team DSM 0:51

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