Michael Matthews cruises to win punishing Tour de Romandie prologue

Australian Michael Matthews takes his first victory of the season, winning the short opening time trial of the 2018 Tour de Romandie

Michael Matthews on the way to winning the 2018 Tour de Romandie prologue. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) claimed the victory in the opening prologue time trial of the 2018 Tour de Romandie in Switzerland on Tuesday.

The Australian cruised around the short, twisting 4.02-kilometre route featuring some cobbled roads around Fribourg in a time of five minutes and 33 seconds to take the early race lead.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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.