Heading into the final time-trial, Rohan Dennis has kept the leader's jersey and is perhaps the main favourite to take the overall win at the Tour de Romandie. After tackling today's mountainous stage with the other GC contenders after a strong collective performance, the Australian can dream of taking his first GC win since the 2017 Tour de la Provence.
After the stage, DS Merijn Zeeman reported to be pleased with the outcome of the day “The entire team rode extremely well. The stage went completely according to plan. Michel and Timo rode along with the best, well into the stage. Then Gijs took over and he did so with flying colours."
With no attacks before the final climb, and a strong supporting lineup in front of him, Dennis was never put under pressure on the ascent to Zinal. "Then on the last climb, it was up to Robert, Steven and Sepp to bring Rohan to the finish well." Sepp Kuss and Steven Kruijswijk controlled the GC group, and helped control the threatening attack of Einer Rubio. In the final kilometer the Australian himself covered a few moves, and shed only three seconds at the line, enough to keep him in the lead.
Zeeman concluded: "It is unbelievably beautiful to see how Rohan holds up among the best climbers. Tomorrow we will do everything to win the Tour de Romandie with Rohan.” Tomorrow Dennis will have an individual challenge up to Villars, the toughest ascent of the race, however in a discipline where Dennis thrives.