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Robert rides strongly in the Queen Stage of the Tour de Romandie

Robert rides strongly in the Queen Stage of the Tour de Romandie

Robert finished 11th today in the fifth stage of the Tour de Romandie. The 28-year old Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider said he was content with his result after the Queen Stage.

“This feels like a magnificent performance to me,” said Gesink, who is riding his first stage race since the Volta ao Algarve in February.

“I’m glad with my level at the moment. I am still missing some power, which I noticed at the foot of the final climb when the tempo was upped, but I’m strong and my endurance is fine. I gave all I had, which enabled me to pick up a lot of riders on my way to the top. “

This was a serious test in a strong field of riders and it went well. At this moment, there’s no shame for me in losing about a minute to the winner.”

That was Thibaut Pinot. The Frenchman of FDJ was the strongest on the Champex-Lax climb, after the two escapees of the day, Maxim Belkov (Katusha) and Bryan Naulleau (Europcar), were caught. Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha is the new overall leader.

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