Froome settles for third in Romandie after lacklustre final time trial

Chris Froome's hopes of a third consecutive Tour de Romandie title were dashed by Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin after the Brit only managed 13th on the final time trial

Chris Froome.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) won the overall of the 2015 Tour de Romandie, finishing third in a drizzly time-trial stage won by Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick-Step).

Chris Froome (Sky) again seemed to be somewhat off his best form, and could only manage the 13th fastest time to consolidate his third place overall behind Zakarin and his Katusha teammate Simon Spilak.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.