“Today (yesterday) was one of the coldest day since the start of last Tuesday, we tried to do our best with Luis Leon Sanchez since the start but his health problems weren’t resolved completely and he couldn’t ride in those weather conditions… Than it was the turn of Diego Rosa, who is suffering since few days of some respiratory problems, and with the heavy rain of the first part of the stage he was really suffering…” continued to explain Fofonov.
“We still had our climber Miguel Angel Lopez with a good condition and a race route very suitable for his characteristic, unfortunately with these low temperature he has never ridden at 100%. Lopez tried to enter in the breakaway but he found someone stronger than him. Today we will ride the last stage with only two riders, Andrey Zeits and Miguel Angel Lopez: is not the best final we hoped but the season is so long and best days will come…” concluded the Team Manager.
Yesterday stage has been won from the Britain, Chris Froome while the Colombian Nairo Quitana has kept the leadership in the GC.
Today the fifth and last stage of the Tour de Romandie 2016, Ollon – Genève (177.4 km), with some climbs in the first part and a final suitable for the fastest riders still in race.