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Nairo finishes 8th in Romandie

3 May 2015
Imagen de la noticia ‛Nairo finishes 8th in Romandie’

Tour de Romandie (final stage)

Colombian leader from Movistar Team struggles into rainy, final TT in Lausanne, ends just over a minute and a half behind surprising winner Ilnur Zakarin (KAT)

Ilnur Zakarin (KAT) claimed overall honours in the 69th Tour de Romandie after solving a mechanical failure and holding off the other main GC favourites in the 17km individual time trial showdown in and around Lausanne. Slovenia’s Simon Spilak and Briton Chris Froome completed a podium unsuccessfully contested by Nairo Quintana, who closed the first part of this 2015 season with an 8th spot overall.

Quintana entered the day’s top-20 into a difficult, technical course, with a flat part followed by a slippery, cobbled ascent into the city, which the rain made more dangerous. At the end, a 1’41” loss took the Colombian rider from the Movistar Team three places down, as Jonathan Castroviejo (7th, back to the fore in ITTs) and Andrey Amador (close to a top-ten finish) led Arrieta and Laguía’s squad.

Final results