Tour de Romandie 2021 - Rohan Dennis wins prologue as Ineos Grenadiers lock out the podium places
The Tour de Romandie prologue was dominated by Ineos Grenadiers, who claimed the top three places and four of the top 10. While Rohan Dennis sparkled in securing the yellow jersey, Ineos' former team leader Chris Froome struggled as he could only claim 130th position for his Israel Start-up Nation team
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Filippo Ganna was not at his best on the course at Oron-la-Ville, but filled ninth place to hand Ineos four of the top 10 positions.
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Dennis dominated on the flat opening section, taking nine seconds out of his rivals, and was able to keep pace up the punishing final climb to secure the win.
“It was full gas, then full gas even more,” Dennis said. “It was tricky to pace because it’s still a minute and a half uphill and there’s no way to get extra speed unless you’ve got the power. The last 800 metres really hurt.”
'Full gas, then full gas even more!' - Dennis on prologue
While it was an excellent day for Ineos, it was one to forget for their former team leader as Chris Froome came home in 130th place, with the Israel Start-up Nation rider 52 second adrift of Dennis.
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