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Index: 64th Tour de Romandie
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 5/13/2010
Index: 64th Tour de Romandie

Index:  64th Tour de Romandie
A  dramatic victory in the final stage would be the dramatic conclusion to an exciting 2010 edition that pitted Tour de France rivals against each other in an early season meeting.  Links to DP Coverage of the Swiss Bike Battle

27 April - 2 May 2010

Stage 5 attack: Denis Menchov leads the break, Valverde, Simon Spilak and Igor Anton follow, the break would upset the General Classification on the final day with race leader Michael Rogers of HTC tipped into 4th place.   Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) won the final stage in Scion out of a 4 man break taking the win in the sprint and narrow overall victory of the 2010 Edition of the Swiss 8 day race.  The victory took the Murcian to to the top of the 9th ranking of the UCI for 2010.

2010 Tour of Romandie
Jerseys (Final)

Maillot Jaune: Alejandro Valverde Caisse d'Epargne
Best Young Rider: Simon Spilak Lampre/Farnese Vini Slovenia
KOM: Thibaut Pinot Francaise des Jeux France
Sprint Points: Chad Beyer BMC Racing USA
Team:  Team RadioShack

20 year Simon Spilak was the revelation of the race. Here winning stage 4 solo.
Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Valverde's bold attack on the final stage pays off with the stage win... and overall
Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Top 5 Final General Classification
1  Alejandro Valverde  Caisse d'Epargne Esp 17:37:55
2  *Simon Spilak  Lampre/Farnese Vini Slovenia  - 0:11
3  Denis Menchov  Rabobank Russia  - 0:21
4 Michael Rogers  HTC/Columbia Australia  - 0:35
5 Vladimir  Karpets  Katusha Russia - 0:42

Final podium of the 2010 Giro di Romandie: Simon Spilak, Alejandro Valverde and Denis Menchov. Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Alejandro Valverde in yellow on the final podium
Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Links to all the Daily Peloton coverage of the race:

64th Tour de Romandie
27 April  -  2 May  2010
Prologue: Porrentruy    ITT  4.3 km
Stage 1: 
Porrentruy - Fleurier  175.6 km (2,198m)^^
Stage 1: Results & General Classifications
Stage 1 Team Reactions
Stage 2: 
Fribourg - Fribourg  178 km (1,528m) ^^
Stage 2: Results & General Classifications
Stage 2: Team Reactions
Stage 3: 
Moudon   ITT 23.4 km
Stage 3: Results & General Classifications
Stage 3: Team Reactions

Stage 4: 
Vevey - Châtel  157.9  km (2,005m) ^^
Stage 4: Results & General Classifications
Stage 4: Team & Rider Reactions
Stage 5: 
Sion - Sion   121.8 km  (2,780m) ^^^
Stage 5: Results & General Classifications
64th Tour de Romandie - Final Team & Rider Reactions
Total distance: 654.8 km
Total elevation gain: 3,918 meters
Race Website - Start List

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