Ion Izagirre storms to Tour de Romandie prologue win; two Team Sky riders in top five

Movistar's Ion Izagirre wins the Tour de Romandie prologue by six seconds from Tom Dumoulin with Michal Kwiatkowski and Geraint Thomas third and fourth

Ion Izagirre wins the prologue at the Tour de Romandie (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Ion Izagirre (Movistar) took the first leader's jersey at the Tour de Romandie, winning a wet and cold prologue in La Chaux-de-Fonds by six seconds from Tom Dumoulin.

With many riders opting for a road bike over a time trial bike on the wet, undulating roads there were some surprising times recorded by the pre-stage favourites.

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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.