Cycling

Porte wins Tour of Romandie

Richie Porte (File)
Richie Porte (File)

Lausanne - A powerful final day time-trial from Richie Porte saw the Australian BMC leader clinch the Tour of Romandie on Sunday by relegating Britain's overnight leader Simon Yates into second.

The 32-year-old Porte is only the second Australian to win the one week tour after Cadel Evans in both 2006 and 2011.

Yates had taken the overall lead on Saturday, but had only a 19-second lead on Porte ahead of the challenging 17.8km time trial.

Sunday's stage was won by Slovenia's Primoz Roglic ahead of Porte six seconds back in second and his team-mate Tejay Van Garderen in third.

Porte ended top of the overall standings 21 seconds ahead of Yates in second, with Roglic's stage win lifting him to an impressive third overall.

Results and standings after the fifth and final stage of the Tour of Romandie on Sunday, a 17.8km time trial around Lausanne:

Stage 5:

1. Primoz Roglic (SLO, Lotto-NL) 17.8km in 24 min 58 sec, 2. Richie Porte (AUS, BMC) at 0:08sec, 3. Tejay Van Garderen (USA, BMC) 0:34, 4. Ion Izagirre (ESP, Bahrain) 0:34, 5. Fabio Felline (ITA, Trek) 0:34, 6. Andre Amador (CRC, Movistar) 0:35, 7. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP, Movistar) 0:41, 8. Lennard Kmna (GER, Sunweb) 0:42, 9. Chris Froome (GBR, Sky) 0:46, 10. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS, Katusha) 0:46

Overall:

1. Richie Porte (AUS, BMC) 17hrs 16 min 00sec, 2. Simon Yates (GBR, Orica) at 0:21sec, 3. Primoz Roglic (SLO, Lotto-NL) 0:25, 4. Fabio Felline (ITA, Trek) 0:51, 5. Ion Izagirre (ESP, Bahrain) 1:03, 6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA, BMC) 1:16, 7. Wilco Kelderman (GER, Sunweb) 1:21, 8. Bob Jungels (LUX, Quick-Step) 1:22, 9. Jesus Herrada (ESP, Movistar) 1:22, 10. Emanuel Buchmann (GER, Bora) 1:24

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