Russian bicyclist Aleksandr Vlasov won the six-day Trip de Romandie after being fastest in the closing time-trial phase in the Swiss hills
VILLARS-SUR-OLLON, Switzerland– Russian bicyclist Aleksandr Vlasov won the six-day Trip de Romandie on Sunday after being fastest in the closing time-trial phase in the Swiss hills.
It was a very first job win on the Globe Trip for the 26-year-old Russian that can remain to contend in global races throughout Russia’s battle on Ukraine since he trips for a group signed up in Germany.
” I provided all of it today. I am very pleased with this outcome,” stated Vlasov, that was 3rd in the Belgian one-day traditional Flèche Wallonne in April.
The International Biking Union put on hold Russian groups 2 months ago yet Vlasov trips for the Bora-Hansgrohe group. The Russian flag is not presented following to his name on main race graphics.
Vlasov spoke up versus the battle on social media sites 2 days after the UCI assents.
” I, like a great deal of Russians, simply desire tranquility,” Vlasov composed in the March 3 message on his Instagram account. “I’m not a political individual, and also regular individuals like me weren’t asked if we desire a battle.”
On Sunday, Vlasov was 31 secs much faster than Simon Geschke on the 15.8-kilometer (9.8-mile) path approximately the Villars-sur-Ollon ski terminal. Gino Mäder was 5 secs even more back in 3rd area.
Vlasov covered the total on call 50 secs from runner-up Mäder. Geschke routed by 55 secs in 3rd area.
Over night leader Rohan Dennis– that began the moment test with an 18-second void over third-place Vlasov– was 22nd in the phase and also completed 8th total.
The moment test was crucial after Saturday’s queen phase in the hills did not divide the leaders and also finished in a sprint amongst a bunched team clocking the exact same time.
The Romandie race is an acknowledged workout for Trip de France challengers and also was won in the last few years by Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and also Primož Roglič.
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