Team Garmin-Transitions’ Robbie Hunter and Michel Kreder gave it a go on the first road stage of the Tour of Romandie. And if it were not for a narrow finish straight the field sprint might have gone better for the Argyle Armada. Director Johnny Weltz has the report:
A nice sunny day in Switzerland; the first day of heat here. It was a long day with several climbs on the menu. We didn’t count on a breakaway today, so when three riders took off it served us pretty well.
There was not much action until we passed the finish line the first time and headed to a hard circuit.
Then there was a big selection where a bigger group ended up in front and we had all our guys in there. Once it was clear that it would be this bunch who would sprint for the win, we got together around Robbie and Michel to work it out for the sprint.
They were delivered well, but a narrow finish meant that they didn’t get all of the max out of each other and finished 6th and 7th. But that helped us win the team gc on the day!
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