Tour de Romandie: Chris Froome fifth on stage one as Albasini wins sprint

Chris Froome

Britain’s Chris Froome came fifth as Orica-Scott rider Michael Albasini won a sprint finish in heavy rain on stage one of the Tour de Romandie.

Two-time champion Froome remains 29 seconds behind prologue winner Fabio Felline, who retains the yellow jersey.

But Britain’s Alex Dowsett, who was second, fell down the classifications in Switzerland after dropping behind the breakaway on the final climb.

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