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by Mark Zalewski
April 28, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Küng wins weather-shortened, brutal Romandie stage; Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen reigns in new team colours; Froome questions Trek-Segafredo tactics at Romandie; New Energy Tour cancelled; Fourth round of UCI Nations Cup cancelled; Dwars door het Hageland adds cobbles, dirt to 2017 edition; Women’s teams for Colorado Classic; Eulogy for Steve Tilford; Cyclist says new Trans Canada route too dangerous; Man attacks mountain bikers with pole, chases them with chainsaw; Local Irish council installs signage marking Strava segments; Video: 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships teaser; Video: What did you call me?; Video: Cyclists come to the rescue.
Team Sky’s Chris Froome called-out Trek-Segafredo for their tactics on the first road stage of the Tour de Romandie on Wednesday. Fabio Felline wore the first leader’s jersey after winning the opening time trial.
“I don’t know what Trek-Segafredo were up to today. They seemed to let the break get a lot of time and then weren’t really interested in closing it even though they had the leader’s jersey,” Froome told Cyclingnews.
“Well we’ll have to see what happens in the next few days then, but it could be tactically quite a tricky race.”
Felline and Froome both finished in the main group with Felline keeping his leader’s jersey and Froome actually sprinting in the finish, ultimately finishing fifth on the day. ORICA-Scott’s Michael Albasini won the stage.
After Thursday’s weather-shortened stage, Felline remained in the lead with Froome still 29 seconds down on him in the overall.
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