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Primoz Roglic wins Tour de Romandie as Pascal Ackermann storms final-stage sprint

Roglic wins Tour de Romandie as Ackermann storms final-stage sprint

29/04/2018 at 13:47Updated 29/04/2018 at 18:18

Bora-Hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann stormed to a sprint victory in the final stage of the Tour de Romandie on Sunday as Primoz Roglic held on for his overall win.

A patient Bora finish saw the team launch their rider first into the crucial last corner and the young German powered clear to claim a comfortable stage victory and earn the embrace of his team-mates.

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Roglic has effectively won the race on Saturday's brutal mountain stage, protecting his narrow General Classification lead under pressure from Team Sky's Egan Bernal.

And the Slovenian, of LottoNL-Jumbo, avoided any trouble on the final day to take his overall title.

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"I think we are all really happy with this win,” Roglic said after Sunday's final stage.

" With the whole team I think that we showed we are really strong, we have really strong guys and it was a pleasure to work with them and to win in the end. Every day was a really hard day. I think that the prologue helped to decide things and then the next day was hard and of course the mountain time trial and yesterday completed the racing here in the Tour of Romandie. "

"I was optimistic before (the time trial). I was really strong before and it was nice to see that I could do a good job.”

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