Tour De Romandie Wins By Michael Matthews

Michael Mathews Australian racer takes his first victory this season by winning short opening time trial of 2018 Tour de Romandie on Tuesday in Switzerland.

The winning race is short but twisted and cobbled road of 4.02 km completed in five minutes and 33 seconds to take the lead of the race. After the race in an interview, Matthews said that he was unsure about his form, as in Liège-Bastogne-Liège he finished in 63rd but in Switzerland his performance is perfectly-paced and took the victory. Also, I did my best and it’s enough for me to win.

He said the course was beautiful and he enjoyed it, he thought it may be a little sketchy, but its fine and I really had lots of fun there.” Mathews was the only one to lead others took the different places in races, some won second, some fourth, fifth, sixth and some did not reach the start line. As the course was hilly and twisted some of the riders use road bikes rather than trial bikes.  After such intense burst of effort final climb was undoing of several riders.

Tour de Romandie first stage will continue on Wednesday at 2018 which will be starting in Fribourg and ending in Delemont of total 166.6km. Overall, it’s a lumpy stage, which features four classified climbs and one should be suited to Matthews. The hilly, twisting nature of the course meant that around half of the riders elected to use road bikes rather than time trial bikes. The final climb in particular was the undoing of several riders after such an intense burst of effort.

The 2018 Tour de Romandie continues on Wednesday with stage one, starting in Fribourg and ending in Delémont 166.6km later. It’s a lumpy stage featuring four classified climbs, and one that should suit Matthews.

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