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Romandie (5) - Martin : "The conclusion of a good first part of the season"

Romandie (5) - Martin : "The conclusion of a good first part of the season"

An individual time trial in Geneva closed the Tour de Romandie (2.UWT), an important race for our Swiss partner Atar. The strong wind blowing over the banks of Lac Léman and the hill in the beginning of the time trial were the difficulties in the 16.7 kilometer race. Xandro Meurisse was the fastest Wanty-Gobert rider, 38th in 21:21. Guillaume Martin, 80th in the time trial, places 18th in the final general classification.

Guillaume Martin :

« I had a good feeling during the time trial, especially during the climb, but the fast final didn't suit me at all. I conclude this Tour de Romandie with a good evaluation. Each day I had a good feeling and I was capable or almost capable to battle for the win. I don't finish with the result I hoped for, but I'm not far from it. »

« On Friday I finished with a good result, but also with the regret of not attacking during the final. Yesterday the result was bad, but I tried my luck. The stage was amputated, and the steep climb was not in my favor, but I have no regrets. I conclude with an 18th place in the general classification, which is nice to finish a good first part of the season with. » 

Stage 5 :
1. Primoz Roglic
2. Victor Campenaerts + 0:13
3. Filippo Ganna + 0:15
38. Xandro Meurisse + 1:23
47. Frederik Backaert + 1:33
67. Aimé De Gendt + 1:54
71. Thomas Degand + 2:03
80. Guillaume Martin + 2:09
96. Odd Eiking + 2:31
106. Andrea Pasqualon + 2:47

Final general classification:
1. Primoz Roglic 
2. Rui Costa + 0:49
3. Geraint Thomas + 1:12
18. Guillaume Martin + 3:18
39. Thomas Degand + 10:22
53. Xandro Meurisse + 18:43
61. Andrea Pasqualon + 22:11
64. Aimé De Gendt + 22:58
65. Frederik Backaert + 23:23
66. Odd Eiking + 25:53