Tour de Romandie Stage 4

Cycling

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Hello guys, Chris Rolfe here and welcome to coverage of stage 4 of the Tour de Romandie 2018, its a biggie today, the Queen stage in Sion, its a 3 way battle for the GC between Richie Porte, Egan Bernal and Primoz Roglic and it should be good

Heres a stage profile for you

And a map of the route

Egan Bernal made a big statement by winning the mountain time trial, smashing Richie Portes time and just keeping Roglic at bay, leaving him 6 seconds behind Roglic on the GC

5 categorised climbs today, 5 men in the break and they've just gone over the 3rd of the climbs with a lead of just over 2 minutes

Mikel Nieve (MTS), Thomas De Gendt (LTS), Hugh Carthy (EFD), Andrey Aamador (MOV) and Hermann Pernsteiner (TBM) are the men in the break

Carthy has been sweeping up all of the mountain points but with De Gendt, the mountains leader, also in the break, it'll be a tough ask for him to push for the jersey

De Gendt is currently leading in both the Mountains and Sprints contests, his lead in the mountains jersey down to just 3 points over Carthy

They're onto the 4th climb of the day, we have 2 men off the front of the chasing peloton, under 60km to race and the breaks lead is down to 1:42

Buchmann and Martinez are the guys who have gone off the front, the break are still working well together but their lead is plummeting