“Even as a consequence of the shortest length, the speed was quite high and I preferred to stay in the bunch because it was really probable that the finish could have been with a bunch sprint – continued the European Champion – actually it went this way and I staied in the front positions until the sprint to avoid any risk to be involved in any crashes.”
“Looking at the weather forecast, the situation should get better from tomorrow, so I’ll see how the race will develop. My condition is good and, if the temperature will grow a little bit, I’m sure I shall do some good things in the next stages” concluded the Spaniard of the Astana Pro Team.
The winner of the first stage of the Tour de Romandie is the German, Marcel Kittel, who has been the fastest one in the bunch sprint.
Tomorrow, the second stage will start from Moudon then 173.9 km with two important climbs in the last 20 km, included the uphill finish at the 1335 mt. of altitude of Morgins.