Gregory Rast Leads Tour de Romandi

The first attack on the shortned stage occured at 22kms, quickly went out to an advatnage of 31 minutes over the main peleton. The stage ended in a sprint etween Team Saxo Bank’s Lars Bak and his two fellow escapees, Gregory Rast (Astana) and Riccardo Serrano (Fuji). Lars Bak tried to go solo with one kilometer to go, but they reeled him back and Serrano had the strongest sprint and took the stage victory.

Gregory Rast (Astana) took the leader’s jersey while Lars Bak is now third in the overall standings.

Stage Results

1 Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
2 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank
3 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia – High Road 0.28
5 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana
6 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0.31
7 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas
8 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Slipstream
9 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team
10 Michael Sch?r (Swi) Astana

Overall Rankings

1 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana
2 Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  0.05
3 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank   0.12
4 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia – High Road  0.33
5 Sandy Casar (Fra) Fran?aise des jeux  0.35
6 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia – High Road
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  0.36
8 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Slipstream  0.37
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
10 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana

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Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a professional design business, Signale. As the driving force behind he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.

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