Froome fights to stay in touch as Pinot takes Romandie stage win

Sky rider dropped twice by peloton but finishes well placed for tomorrow's time trial final stage

Thibaut Pinot attacks on stage five of the 2015 Tour de Romandie (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) won the Queen Stage of the Tour de Romandie earlier today, having ridden clear just under five kilometres from the finish. The Frenchman attacked a small group of favourites, bridging to a leading duo before dropping them on the final climb to Champex-Lac.

It was Pinot’s first win of the season and moves him into second place on general classification, six seconds down on Russian Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha), who finished second on the stage.

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