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Roglic retains Romandie title with time-trial stage win

May 5, 2019
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Winner Primoz Roglic from Slovenia of team Jumbo-Visma rides his bike during the fifth and last stage, a 16,85 km race against the clock at the 73th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — Defending champion Primoz Roglic retained the Tour de Romandie title by winning the final-day time trial Sunday to extend his decisive lead.

Roglic was the only rider to complete the 16.85-kilometer (10 ½-mile) lakeside route in Geneva in under 20 minutes.

With his third stage win, the Slovenian rider ended the six-day race 49 seconds ahead of former world champion Rui Costa, who was seventh-fastest in the time trial.

Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France winner, finished 1 minute 12 seconds back in third having been 10th in the time trial.

In blustery conditions Sunday, Victor Campenaerts — who broke the one-hour world record in Mexico last month — was 13 seconds behind Roglic. Filippo Ganna trailed by 15 seconds in third.

Romandie is Roglic’s third stage-race title this season after the UAE Tour and Tirreno-Adriatico.

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