Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana headline strong Tour de Romandie line-up (start list)

The general classification at the Tour de Romandie is set to be hard fought with several Grand Tour contenders lining up

Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana on stage twelve of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) step up their Tour de France preparations at the Tour de Romandie this week as a number of Grand Tour favourites line up for the Swiss race.

Quintana returns for his third European stage race of the year, having won the Volta a Catalunya and finished third at both the Tour de San Luis and Tour of the Basque Country.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.