Final GC Standings Tour de Romandie 2024: Carlos Rodriguez narrowly wins first major stage race ahead of BORA - hansgrohe duo

Carlos Rodriguez has won his first major stage race after holding onto the lead of the 2024 Tour de Romandie on a chaotic final stage. After finishing second in the final overall classification of the Itzulia Basque Country earlier this year, the INEOS Grenadiers climber proves to be in the best shape of his life.

In the end, just 7 seconds separated race winner and second placed Aleksandr Vlasov, with Florian Lipowitz completing the podium. With Ilan Van Wilder 4th, the man who beat Rodriguez in the Basque Country, Juan Ayuso was 5th, having worn the leader's jersey after the time trial before his unexpected collapse on the queen stage. Meanwhile, Enric Mas finished sixth.

Richard Carapaz, winner of the fourth stage, climbed to seventh overall with Lenny Martinez and Tao Geoghegan Hart also securing a top 10 placing. As for Egan Bernal, he has not been able to shine as much as in other important one-week stage tours at the beginning of the season, such as the Volta a Catalunya where he was on the podium, but he still closed the Top 10.

The last stage was won by Dorian Godon, the Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale sprinter, who took his second victory in the race after winning the day's stage after the prologue. Finally, as you can see below, the top ten in the general classification remained unchanged from the penultimate day of competition.

Final GC Standings: Tour de Romandie 2024

1. Carlos Rodríguez (INEOS Grenadiers)

2. Aleksandr Vlasov (BORA - hansgrohe): +0:07

3. Florian Lipowitz (BORA - hansgrohe): +0:09

4. Ilan van Wilder (Soudal Quick-Step): +0:21

5. Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates): +0:27

6. Enric Mas (Movistar Team): +0:38

7. Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost): +0:49

8. Lenny Martinez (Groupama - FDJ): +0:52

9. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Lidl-Trek): +1:02

10. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers): +1:23

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