Cadel Evans Wins Tour de Romandie 2011
Team BMC Racing's Cadel Evans won his second Tour de Romandie earlier today and hailed the victory in his adopted country as a boost for his main goal of the season, the Tour de France 2011.
of two first-category climbs on the course.
After several unsuccessful breaks, the bunch reached Geneva fully packed and the mass sprint was won by up-and-coming British sprinter Ben Swift of Team Sky, already winner of two stages in the Tour Down Under early this season.
Swift, 23, beat three-times world champion Oscar Freire (Team Rabobank) on the line after a great team effort by his Sky team mates.
"It's a great honour to beat Oscar, he is the kind of rider I would like to develop into," Swift stated after being celebrated on the podium.
"The team was fantastic. Everybody was there in the closing (kilometers of the stage). We went round that last corner and I think there were still four or five guys on the front. It was going so fast and was a brilliant effort from everyone," Swift told Roadcycling.com and our mobile sister site Roadcycling.mobi.