News | Tour de Romandie • April 29, 2018
UAE Team Emirates wins Romandie’s team classification
Roberto Ferrari is third in final stage
The Tour de Romandie finished with a group sprint in Geneva, where Roberto Ferrari raced to a good third place.
“It was a very hard week, above all for a sprinter like me,” Ferrari said. “We raced well as a team this week and I wanted to close the race with a good result. I would have preferred to win, but to get on the podium partially satisfies my personal ambitions.”
Rui Costa, Daniel Martin and Kristijan Durasek closed the final overall in fifth, 10th and 15th, respectively. The good group performance reflects in UAE Team Emirates’s victory in the team classification.
“We finished the Tour de Romandie well even if we lived through some hard times,” said Sports Director Simone Pedrazzini. “Our riders came here ready, even if we didn’t win a stage or the overall, we take home two third places and a good overall with two riders in the top 10. It was a great show for the team to win the teams classification. Now let’s hope that this race ends the bad luck we’ve been having this season.”
UAE Team Emirates leader Daniel Martin agreed. “I came here in good condition even if I was a little tired after the classics,” Martin said. “It was a good week in view of my season goal, the Tour de France. As a team, we’re happy with the overall classification, that we were able to also get on the podium as the best team in this edition of the Tour de Romandie.
German Pascal Ackermann (Bora) won the final stage today in a sprint. Slovenian Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) took home the overall winner’s trophy.
1 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 4:09:51
2 Michael Morkov (Den) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
3 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
Final general classification:
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo 17:09:00
2 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky +8”
3 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team +35”
5 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates +1’23”
10 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates +3’12”
15 Kristijan Duaresk UAE Team Emirates +4’06”
1 UAE-Team Emirates 51:35:39
2 Astana Pro Team +1’17”
3 Team Sky +2’12”
4 Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team +3’31”
5 Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale +6’17”