Spaniard retains top-ten overall finish in Swiss race after Lausanne TT; team-mates Amador (6th), Castroviejo (7th today, 12th overall) help Movistar win team GC
Tasmanian Richie Porte (BMC) claimed overall honours in the 71st Tour de Romandie (UCI WorldTour) after overtaking race leader Simon Yates (ORS) in the demanding 17.8km ITT showdown in Lausanne.
Slovenia's Primoz Roglic (TLJ) won the stage as the Movistar Team's Andrey Amador (6th) and Jonathan Castroviejo (7th) notched up respective top-ten finishes after leading the standings for nearly an hour. The two set good references for the Blues' main hope for the overall: 26-year-old Jesús Herrada.
The man from Cuenca, strong through the intermediate point -7th of all participants- after 6km in the Lac de Sauvablin, finished in 16th place, 57" behind Roglic. The Spaniard slipped back from fifth to ninth in the GC, thus equal with his best result in the race from 2014.
Herrada's effort, combined with the whole squad's over the six days of the event, allowed the José Luis Jaimerena-led squad stepping onto the final podium as winners of the team GC.
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