The 2017 Tour de Romandie (April 25- April 30) starts next week and Eurosport have exclusive coverage and highlights of the race

Winner of last year’s Tour de France, Chris Froome, is to take on this year’s Tour de Romandie without Nairo Quintana in opposition as the Colombian looks to tackle the Giro d’Italia.

The race begins with a 4.8km prologue, that records only 59m of climbing. This classic time trial will be just the start Froome is looking for in his preparations for the Tour de France later this year.

The race will truly come alive on stage four with three category one climbs over 162.3km. The tough summit finish up Leysin could be the difference between winning and losing this race as riders will head into the final stage with time on their side.

Stage five should play into Chris Froome’s plan being a 17.9km time trial in Lausanne. Here he can either increase his lead or make major gains should he be behind.

Froome has twice won this week-long race, building up to his maiden Tour de France win in 2013 and again in 2014, and will hope to carry that form on with a win again this year in both races.

Coverage is available exclusively on Eurosport 1/2 (Sky 464, Virgin 552), with highlights shown at 7pm the evening of the stage and 7am the morning after.

TV schedule

Broadcast times are subject to change

Prologue: Tuesday, April 25
15.00-16.45, LIVE Tour de Romandie prologue, Eurosport 2

Wednesday 26 April
15.00-16.45 LIVE Tour de Romandie stage one on Eurosport 2

Thursday 27 April
15.00-16.45 LIVE Tour de Romandie stage two on Eurosport 2

Friday 28 April
15.00-16.45 LIVE Tour de Romandie stage three on Eurosport 2

Saturday 29 April
15.00-16.45 LIVE Tour de Romandie stage four on Eurosport 2

Sunday 30 April
14.15-16.00 LIVE Tour de Romandie stage five on Eurosport 2

Social media/web

Official Twitter account: @TourdeRomandie
Official website: http://www.tourderomandie.ch/en/