Chris Froome left to make up ground after 'sketchy' Romandie prologue

Team Sky leader Chris Froome puts in cautious ride during the wet opening prologue of the Tour de Romandie to place 78th

Chris Froome in the Tour de Romandie 2017 prologue.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome has said that it may be "hard to make up" the time he lost to some of his rivals in the Tour de Romandie prologue on Tuesday.

The British Team Sky leader finished in 78th place after the short and technical 4.8-kilometre prologue in the race that is serving as a key build-up event to his Tour de France defence in July. He finished 29 seconds down on winner Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo).

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.