Tour de Romandie 2018 prologue start times

Full list of riders and when they head off for the prologue time trial of the 2018 Tour de Romandie in Switzerland

Geraint Thomas.
(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The 2018 Tour of Romandie kicks off with a short and sharp prologue time trial on Tuesday, April 24, in Switzerland.

Marco Minnaard (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) is the first of just 133 riders off in the 4.02-kilometre test against the clock in Fribourg at 3.13pm local time (2.13pm UK time).

Despite its short length, it's far from straightforward test, with cobbled surfaces, sharp bends and several hills.

Among the starters are several notable time triallists, including the runner-up in last year's Romandie prologue, British rider Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin).

>>> Tour de Romandie 2018 start list

Dowsett ranks as one of the favourites to post a good time, along with the likes of Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), Victor Campanaerts (Lotto-Soudal), Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo), Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Sky), Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing), British time trial champion Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) and defending Romandie champion Richie Porte (BMC Racing).

Porte is last rider off at 5.25pm local time (4.25pm UK time).

>>> Tour de Romandie 2018 live TV guide

NB: Start times are local time, subtract one hour for UK time.

Start orderStart timeRace no.Name
115:13:00187MINNAARD Marco
215:14:00171ŠPILAK Simon
315:15:00167VENTER Jaco
415:16:00153VINCENT Leo
515:17:00141MARTIN Daniel
615:18:00134STAMSNIJDER Tom
715:19:00126de TIER Floris
815:20:00114CLARKE William
915:21:00102BEPPU Fumiyuki
1015:22:0094LOPEZ GARCIA David
1115:23:0082DENZ Nico
1215:24:0074GRIVKO Andrey
1315:25:0062KEUKELEIRE Jens
1415:26:0057PERNSTEINER Hermann
1515:27:0044QUINTANA Dayer
1615:28:0036SCHILLINGER Andreas
1715:29:0025TUFT Svein
1815:30:0017SABATINI Fabio
1915:31:005BOHLI Tom
2015:32:00183DOUBEY Fabien
2115:33:00175GONCALVES Jose
2215:34:00165KUDUS Merhawi
2315:35:00154CIMOLAI Davide
2415:36:00146FARIA da COSTA Rui Alberto
2515:37:00135STORER Michael
2615:38:00125TANKINK Bram
2715:39:00113CANTY Brendan
2815:40:00106DANIEL Gregory
2915:41:0097ROWE Luke
3015:42:0085DUMOULIN Samuel
3115:43:0076HOULE Hugo
3215:44:0065WOUTERS Enzo
3315:45:0056NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas
3415:46:0047SEPULVEDA Eduardo
3515:47:0031BUCHMANN Emanuel
3615:48:0024POWER Rob
3715:49:0014KNOX James
3815:50:006DENNIS Rohan
3915:51:00184DUPONT Timothy
4015:52:00177PLANCKAERT Baptiste
4115:53:00166van ZYL Johann
4215:54:00155DUCHESNE Antoine
4315:55:00144ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
4415:56:00133HAMILTON Christopher
4515:57:00122BOOM Lars
4615:58:00116MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
4715:59:00103BERNARD Julien
4816:00:0096ROSA Diego
4916:01:0086GOUGEARD Alexis
5016:02:0073FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar
5116:03:0066CAMPENAERTS Victor
5216:04:0052COLBRELLI Sonny
5316:05:0045ROJAS Jose
5416:06:0034KENNAUGH Peter
5516:07:0027NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel
5616:08:0015MARTINELLI Davide
5716:09:003WYSS Danilo
5816:10:00182DEGAND Thomas
5916:11:00176KOCHETKOV Pavel
6016:12:00163DOUGALL Nicolas
6116:13:00152THOMAS Benjamin
6216:14:00145ĐURASEK Kristijan
6316:15:00136TEN DAM Laurens
6416:16:00127WAGNER Robert Thomas
6516:17:00112BROWN Nathan
6616:18:00107van POPPEL Boy
6716:19:0095SIVAKOV Pavel
6816:20:0084DOMONT Axel
6916:21:0072CATALDO Dario
7016:22:0061de GENDT Thomas
7116:23:0054IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka
7216:24:0042ANACONA Winner Andrew
7316:25:0035POLJANSKI Pawel
7416:26:0022HAMILTON Lucas
7516:27:0016MORKOV Michael
7616:28:004FRANKINY Kilian
7716:29:00186MEURISSE Xandro
7816:30:00174FABBRO Matteo
7916:31:00162DLAMINI Nicholas
8016:32:00151MOLARD Rudy
8116:33:00147FERRARI Roberto
8216:34:00137VERVAEKE Louis
8316:35:00124KRUIJSWIJK Steven
8416:36:00115DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
8516:37:00105CONCI Nicola
8616:38:0093CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
8716:39:0087LATOUR Pierre Roger
8816:40:0077KANGERT Tanel
8916:41:0067MERTZ Remy
9016:42:0055KOREN Kristijan
9116:43:0043BETANCUR Carlos
9216:44:0032ACKERMANN Pascal
9316:45:0021ALBASINI Michael
9416:46:0013GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
9516:47:002ROSSKOPF Joseph
9616:48:00185EIKING Odd Christian
9716:49:00172BELKOV Maxim
9816:50:00164GHEBREIGZABHIER WERKILUL Amanuel
9916:51:00156GAUDU David
10016:52:00143BONO Matteo
10116:53:00132GESCHKE Simon
10216:54:00123CLEMENT Stef
10316:55:00117ROLLAND Pierre
10416:56:00101GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam
10516:57:0092BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
10616:58:0083DILLIER Silvan
10716:59:0075HANSEN Jesper
10817:00:0063SHAW James
10917:01:0053GASPAROTTO Enrico
11017:02:0046ROSON GARCIA Jaime
11117:03:0033BASKA Erik
11217:04:0026VERONA Carlos
11317:05:0012CAPECCHI Eros
11417:06:007van GARDEREN Tejay
11517:07:00181MARTIN Guillaume
11617:08:00173DOWSETT Alex
11717:09:00161CUMMINGS Stephen
11817:10:00157LUDVIGSSON Tobias
11917:11:00142AIT EL ABDIA Anass
12017:12:00131MATTHEWS Michael
12117:13:00121ROGLIČ Primož
12217:14:00111CARTHY Hugh John
12317:15:00104BRANDLE Matthias
12417:16:0091THOMAS Geraint
12517:17:0081FRANK Mathias
12617:18:0071FUGLSANG Jakob
12717:19:0064ARMEE Sander
12817:20:0051IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon
12917:21:0041AMADOR Andrey
13017:22:0037SELIG Rudiger
13117:23:0023HOWSON Damien
13217:24:0011VIVIANI Elia
13317:25:001PORTE Richie