Romandie marks last stop before Giro
28 April 2014


Two TT's -prologue in Ascona, hard showdown in Neuchâtel-, lumpy stages -including four Cat-1 climbs en route to Aigle on Friday- configure first Swiss race for Movistar Team in 2014

Jonathan Castroviejo, Beñat Intxausti, Ion Izagirre, Juanjo Lobato, Jesús Herrada, Pablo Lastras, Sylwester Szmyd and Giovanni Visconti are the eight riders -directed by Chente García Acosta and José Luis Laguía- the Movistar Team will take to the start of the 68th Tour de Romandie on Tuesday, in their last WorldTour appearance before the Giro d’Italia starts in Belfast in eleven days’ time.

The Swiss race will start with a 5.5km prologue in Ascona, outside the French-speaking zone in the canton Ticino, before taking on a varied parcours, with lumpy stages -finishing in Sion (Wednesday) and Fribourg (Saturday)-, a predictable bunch gallop in Montreux (Thursday) and four Cat-1 climbs en route to Aigle (Friday), the decisive stage together with a demanding ITT (19km, including the climb towards Frochaux) that will take the race to an end in Neuchâtel on Sunday.