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by Matt de Neef
December 12, 2016
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert and Cant victorious at Essen CX meet; BMC confirms its 2017 roster; Astana reveals its final roster for the 2017 season; Bardet’s Giro plans on hold, will again race the Tour in 2017; Nathan Haas on learning from Edvald Boasson-Hagen; Sean Lake targeting Australian Road Nationals time trial; Parcours revealed for 2017 Tour de Romandie; David Rebellin signs with Kuwait-Cartucho.es Continental team; Ag2r-La Mondiale trainee killed while hiking; How wildcard places were awarded in WorldTour races in 2016.
Organisers of the Tour de Romandie have revealed the route for next year’s race, with two mountain-top finishes headlining the six-stage Swiss WorldTour race.
The 2017 Tour de Romandie begins with a prologue ITT in Aigle on April 25, before heading into the mountains on stage 1. Stages 2 and 3 are flatter while stage 4 features another summit finish. The race will conclude with an individual time trial on stage 5.
Nairo Quintana won this year’s edition of the race. The Tour de Romandie is a favourite among Giro d’Italia contenders and is often used as a tune up for the Italian Grand Tour.