Thibaut Pinot wins Tour de Romandie stage three time trial; Chris Froome fourth

Thibaut Pinot smashes the 15km time trial in Sion to win stage three of the Tour de Romandie by two seconds from favourite Tom Dumoulin

Thibaut Pinot at the Tour de Romandie (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was the surprise victor of the stage three time trial at the Tour de Romandie, beating Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) by two seconds in Sion.

The Frenchman was well up on Dumoulin's best time at the halfway timing point and was able to hold on to his advantage over the second half of the hilly route.

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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.