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Fraile wins Tour of Romandie stage, Roglic leads overall

Switzerland Cycling Tour De Romandie

Omar Fraile Matarranz from Spain of team Astana, raises his arms after crossing the finish line to win the first stage, a 166,6 km race between Fribourg and Delemont during the 72th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race in Delemont, Switzerland, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)


DELEMONT, Switzerland (AP) Omar Fraile of Spain sprinted to victory in stage one of the Tour of Romandie on Wednesday, and in-form Primoz Roglic took the leader’s yellow jersey.

Fraile edged Sonny Colbrelli of Italy after making his move 300 meters from the end of a 166-kilometer (103-mile) route from Fribourg to Delemont. Third-place Rui Costa of Portugal had the same time.

Roglic finished close behind alongside Rohan Dennis to lead overall on the same time as the Australian following Tuesday’s prologue. Geraint Thomas of Britain is third, four seconds back.

The 28-year-old Slovenian is seeking a second stage-race title this month after winning the Tour of the Basque Country for the LottoNL-Jumbo team.

Thursday’s second stage is a 173.9-kilometer ride from Delemont to Yverdon-les-Bains. The six-day race ends Sunday in Geneva.