Adam Yates wins Tour de Romandie; Gaviria gets stage victory
GENEVA — Adam Yates retained his yellow jersey to complete victory Sunday in the six-day Tour de Romandie for his biggest win in more than two years.
Yates’ solo ride in the mountains Saturday to win the queen stage had created a 19-second lead over Matteo Jorgenson of the United States. The English rider maintained that gap by finishing safely in the pack of a sprint that decided the final stage.
The stage win Sunday went to Fernando Gaviria who raced several bike lengths clear of the chasing pack on the lakeside finish in Geneva.
“We controlled the race perfectly today,” said Yates, who races for the same UAE team as two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar. “It’s been a perfect week for us, we had two stage wins.”
The Romandie race through the French-speaking region of Switzerland is a traditional warmup for the Tour de France though it was skipped this year by the expected main contenders in July.
The 30-year-old Yates, who has a best Tour de France result of fourth place in 2016, got his biggest win since the 2021 Tour of Catalonia.
After Yates and Jorgenson, Damiano Caruso placed third trailing the winner by 27 seconds.