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Stage 5 results: Alejandro Valverde wins the bunch sprint and takes the overall win on the last day

Stage 5 results
1  Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)  3:36:19   - 0:10
2  Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskatel)                  - 0:06
3  Simon Spilak (Lampre)                            - 0:04
4  Denis Menchov (Rabobank) 
5  Tiago Machado (Team Radioshack)         + 0:23
6  John Gadret (Ag2R)
7  Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) 
8  Marcel Wyss (Cervelo)
9  Vladimir Karpets (Katusha)              
10 Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia)

Final general classification
1  Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) 17:35:55
2  Simon Spilak (Lampre)                   + 0:11
3  Denis Menchov (Rabobank)                + 0:21
4  Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia)           + 0:35
5  Vladimir Karpets (Katusha)              + 0:42
6  Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack)            + 0:52
7  Tiago Machado (Team Radioshack)         + 1:16
8  Macro Pinotti (HTC-Columbia)            + 1:27
9  Marcel Wyss (Cervelo)                   + 1:28
10 Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskatel)         + 1:34
Final General
Valverde seizes Romandie title with final stage wincyclingnews
Valverde wins Romandievelonews
Valverde schiet drie keer raak in Romandië
  Last 8 Km (10:58 dutch) — exqi sport
Graham Watson Stage 5 photosgrahamwatson
Stage 5 finish and podium photoscyclingnews
  Finish and podium (01:30) —
  Brief Highlights/Verslag (00:52 flemish) — sporza
Alex Moos finished his final Romandie today – a race he first rode in 1997Tim de Waele
  Brief Stage Highlights (00:30 english) — uk.eurosport
  Stage 5 Highlights narrated by Phil Liggett and Rob Roll (02:33 english) — versus
  Stage 3 Highlights narrated by Rob Roll (02:56 english) — versus

Looking down into the valley at the stage 5 start and finish in Sion along the Rhône River. The mountains overlooking Sion on the other side include the two cat 1 climbs (1450m el) which will be featured early in the stage. (photo:

May 2 update: The final and queen stage should be interesting with only seven seconds separating the top four riders on GC. There are two cat 1 climbs early in the stage and another near the end before the descent and 7 km flat finish into Sion where the start also takes place. All three climbs top out at around 1400m. The stage is only 122 km long and will finish earlier than previous days. See the race summary table (r) for links to the stage profile, detailed start, finish and stage maps, including the last three km, and timetable. — Steve
Valverde, a un segundo del liderato en Romandía: ´Mañana seguro que habrá movida´biciciclismo

Stage 4 results: Simon Spilak of Lampre attacks the break with 10 km to go and solos home in the rain

Stage 4 results
1  Simon Spilak (Lampre)
2  Peter Sagan (Liquigas)                  + 0:13
3  Philippe Gilbert (Pharma-Lotto Omega)
4  Hubert Dupont (AG2R)                    + 0:15
5  Alexander Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)   + 0:22
6  Marcel Wyss (Cervélo) 
7  Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) 
8  Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack)
9  Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia)
10 Jeremy Roy (Française DES Jeux)

General classification after stage 4
1  Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia)          9:56:03
2  Alexander Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)   + 0:01
3  Simon Spilak (Lampre)                   + 0:05
4  Vladimir Karpets (Katusha)              + 0:07
5  Denis Menchov (Rabobanbk)               + 0:11
6  Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack)            + 0:17
7  Richie Porte (Saxo Bank)                + 0:19
8  Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne)    + 0:26
9  Tiago Machado (Team Radioshack)         + 0:41       
10 Peter Sagan (Liquigas) 
Spilak soars in Chatel (Full Results) — cyclingnews
Spilak takes stage at Romandie, Rogers keeps leadvelonews
Spilak escapes to Romandie Stage 4 victory as overall battle intensifiesvelonation
  Last 5 Km (10:55 dutch) — exqi sport
Graham Watson Stage 4 photosgrahamwatson
Stage 4 photoscyclingnews
Simon Spilak wint bergetappe in Romandië
  Brief finish clips (00:16 flemish) — sporza
  Stage 4 Highlights narrated by Rob Roll (02:16 english) — versus

After a neutralized start in Vevey, the real Stage 4 race starts in front of the famous Château de Chillon, Switzerland's most visited historic monument located on Lac Léman (aka Lake Geneva) photo:

May 1 update: Stage 4 starts out flat as it rounds the east end of Lac Léman (aka Lake Geneva), past the UCI Headquarters in Aigle and south to the turnaround point in Martigny along valley roads next to the main highway. From Martigny, the stage retraces part of the flat route back to St. Maurice where the climbing starts to the west. The riders will climb over 900m up the east side of Pas de Morgins (profile) for the first pass through the Châtel, France, the finishing town. The stage continues west through the French range on the south side of Lac Léman before returning to Châtel 70 km later for the hill climb and short descent to the finish (profile). It could be a cold, wet day in the saddle. — Steve
By the way: The big banner photo at the very top of this page was taken in the mountains just east of today's stage near Château d'Oex. After a day of driving back in 2008, we found a campsite at the end of the day and lucked out on this short but picturesque loop (map)... a belated ride report coming very shortly.

Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

April 26 update: A work in progress for Tour de Romandie 2010 live and delayed coverage. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   live video (dutch)
  tv schedule
Belgium; Dutch tv coverage each day on EXQI Sport. Stage 5 is scheduled for 14:05 CET
   live video (italian)
   live video (italian)
   live video (italian)
  tv schedule
Italian; Sport Italia diretta and unrestricted. Slightly delayed by about 20 minutes. Prologue live at 18:00 - 19:15 CEST (), St1 live 16.00 - 17.50 CEST, St2 live 16.00 - 17.50, St3 live 16.00 - 17.50. No live coverage is scheduled for stage 5.
   live video (basque)
  tv schedule
Basque; daily broadcast at 16:00 CET. Delayed coverage of stage 5 starting at 15:35 CET (90 min)
   live video (restricted)
  tv schedule
Romande; French. More info at
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
France and Europe satellites; live and rebroadcasts on Sport+
  tv schedule Italian live text updates (french)
 live ticker
live text updates and new race ticker on the official site
live text updates ES
live text updates EN
The Biciciclismo website has the latest Spanish race updates
eurosport    no live video
  tv schedule (british)
British Eurosport will have delayed coverage at 22:50 GMT most nights
 steephill text updates
 #romandie twitter group
LINK FIXED. short text updates from any and everyone
check back at race time for more and updated links; email send a comment or a new live link

Stage 3 results: Shake up at Romandie; Michael Rogers moves into the lead on GC; Richie Porte of Saxo Bank easily wins the stage

Stage 3 23.4 km ITT results:
1  Richie Porte (Saxo Bank)                 30:54  (45.4 km/h)
2  Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)    31:20  + 0:26
3  Vladimir Karperts (Katusha)              31:21  + 0:27
4  Michael Rogers (Team HTC-Columbia)       31:23  + 0:29
5  Denis Menchov (Rabobank)                 31:25  + 0:31
6  Artem Ovechkin (Katusha)                 31:25  + 0:31
7  Janez Brajkovic                          31:30  + 0:36
8  Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne)     31:45  + 0:51
9  Simon Spilak (Lampre)                    31:48  + 0:54
10 Tiago Machado (RadioShack)               31:53  + 0:59
19 Marco Pinotti (Team HTC - Columbia)      32:16  + 1:22
30 Peter Sagan (Liquigas)                   32:29  + 1:35

General classification after stage 3
1  Michael Rogers (Team HTC-Columbia)      
2  Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)   + 0:02
3  Vladimir Karperts (Katusha)             + 0:06
4  Artem Ovechkin (Katusha)                + 0:07
5  Denis Menchov (Rabobank)                + 0:09
6  Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack)            + 0:16
7  Richie Porte (Saxo Bank)                + 0:18
8  Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne)    + 0:24
9  Simon Spilak (Lampre)                   + 0:35
10 Tiago Machado (RadioShack)              + 0:39
Porte prevails against the clockcyclingnews
Cavendish apologizes for [yesterday's] finish line salutevelonew
Porte wins Romandie TT, Rogers takes over leadvelonews
Stage 3 photoscyclingnews
  ITT Highlights - the final riders (10:18 dutch) — exqi sport
  Richie Porte winner's interview (01:30 english) —
  Michael Rogers post-stage yellow jersey interview (01:30 english) —
Graham Watson photosgrahamwatson
Porte praises McGee, Julich after ProTour stage wincyclingnews
  Brief Highlights: Australians rule in Romandie (00:30) — uk.eurosport
  Stage 3 Highlights narrated by Rob Roll (02:56 english) — versus
April 29 update: Stage 3 is non-technical 23.4 km individual time-trial loop. There is a gradual climb for the first 7 km followed by a gradual rolling descent back to the start in Moudon (photo left). It won't be sunny like the photo; rain is forecasted for the remaining stages. See the race summary table (r) for links to the stage profile, detailed start, finish and stage maps, including the last three km, and timetable. — Steve
ITT Start Order and Times

Stage 2 results: Mark Cavendish relishes his second win of the year

Stage 2 results:
1  Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Columbia)        171.8 km in 4:28:59 (38.4 km/h)
2  Danilo Hondo (Lampre) 
3  Robert Hunter (Garmin-Transitions) 
4  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (Team Saxo Bank) 
5  Peter Sagan (Liquigas) 
6  Koldo Fernández de Larrea (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 
7  Danilo Wyss (Cervélo) 
8  Ben Swift (Team Sky) 
9  Nicola Roche (AG2R 
10 David Loosli (Lampre)

General classification after stage 2
1  Peter Sagan (Liquigas)               9:24:28
2  Marco Pinotti (Team HTC - Columbia)   + 0:09
3  Jeremy Roy (Francaise des Jeux)       + 0:09 
General Classification after Stage
Cav is back!cyclingnews
Is this the ultimate victory salute or a sponsor's dilemma?bikeradar
Cavendish back to winning ways in
Mark Cavendish flicks the V for victory after win in Tour de
Cavendish schudt frustraties af in Romandië
  Last 9 Km (10:54 dutch) — exqi sport
Graham Watson photosgrahamwatson
Stage 2 photoscyclingnews
  Winner interview (01:30 english) —
  Last 500m (00:30 flemish) — sporza
  Stage 2 Highlights narrated by Rob Roll (03:11 english) — versus
April 29 update: Stage 2 is a rolling loop through the countryside surrounding Fribourg, one of Switzerland's best maintained older cities, where the stage starts and finishes. Like yesterday, the last 3 km are flat. See the race summary table (r) for links to the stage profile, detailed start, finish and stage maps, including the last three km, and timetable. — Steve

Stage 1 results

Sagan superior in Fleuriercyclingnews
Young gun Sagan takes Romandie stage
Sagan takes over at Romandievelonews
Finish photoTim de Waele
Stage 1 photoscyclingnews
  Last 5 Km (7:59) — sportitalia
  Peter Sagan's winner interview (01:30 italian) —
  Last 500m - overhead view (00:30 flemish) — sporza
Sagan kan het nu ook sprintend in Romandië
Graham Watson photosgrahamwatson
  Brief Highlights: Sagan shines in Switzerland (00:30 english) — uk.eurosport
  Stage 1 Highlights narrated by Rob Roll (03:08 english) — versus
April 27 update: Stage 2 heads south from the stage 1 host (Porrentruy) then skirts the hilly border with France before the descent and dead-flat finish in Fleurier (left) some 176 km to the south later. That's your one sentence preview. See the race summary table (r) for links to the stage profile, detailed start, finish and stage maps, including the last three km, and timetable. — Steve

Prologue results: Marco Pinotti beats rising star Peter Sagan by one second

Prologue results:
1  Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    4.3 km in 00:05:18 (48.7 km/h)	 
2  Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo                       + 0:01	 
3  Jeremy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux	                  + 0:03	 
4  Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia		 
5  Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank		 
6  Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne               + 0:04	 
7  Greg Henderson (Nzl)	  Sky                             + 0:05	 
8  Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo	 	 
9  Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne	 	 
10 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Team Radioshack
Pinotti blitzes Romandie prologuecyclingnews
Pinotti takes the Tour of Romandie prologuevelonation
Pinotti nails Romandie prologue from precocious Saganvelonews
  ITT Highights: the final riders (10:54) — sportitalia
Prologue photoscyclingnews
AFP Prologue
  Marco Pinotti's winner interview (01:30 italian) —
Graham Watson photosgrahamwatson
  Prologue Highlights narrated by Rob Roll (01:50 english) — versus
Tour de Romandie: Moreno and Matteo set time trial bikes on Twitpic April 26 update: Usually the prologue takes place in Geneva or Lausanne, but not this year. Instead we're in the north of the old Romandie region for a short, flat loop in Porrentruy. Last year's prologue winner, Frantisek Rabon (left), is back. He most recently had a convincing ITT win last month at Vuelta a Murcia. — Steve
ITT Start Order and Times

2010 Previews

April 26 update:
Tour de Romandie Preview: Between the classics and the Toursvelonation
Romandie's charm is clear to see; popular race an early taste of TdF contenderscyclingnews
Provisional startlist

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Also follow steephill on Twitter for the latest race info and video updates.
April 16 update: See the profile and map links in the race summary table (right). The 'map' links point to very large pdf files that have all the stage details including start and finish host maps, timetables and the last 3 km maps and profiles. — Steve

March 15 update: So far only the route map and a brief press release have been released. Since this race is one of the 16 ProTour events expect all the ProTour teams to partake.

As usual, the race starts with a prologue, but this year it will start in Porrentruy on April 27th. Usually, Geneva or Lausanne hosts the start. There is also an individual time-trial on Stage 4 around Moudon of an undetermined length. The race will enter France twice, one during the prologue and then again with the mountaintop finish on Stage 5 at Châtel (near Morzine). The following day is the final and Queen Stage on May 3rd with a "very hilly" route around Sion.
More to come... — Steve

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