Higuita wins the day – Geschke in the top ten

The German Bora-hansgrohe team celebrated a double victory on the 4th stage of the Tour de Romandie. In the overall standings, Rohann Dennis stays ahead. Simon Geschke is ninth.

Double victory for the German Bora-Hansgrohe team: Sergio Higuita wins ahead of Aleksander Vlasov.

Double victory for the German Bora-Hansgrohe team: Sergio Higuita wins ahead of Aleksander Vlasov.
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After a total of 180 kilometers and 3,600 meters in altitude from Aigle to Zinal, two teammates started to sprint on the home stretch. Sergio Higuita prevailed against Aleksander Vlasov, snagged the day’s win and gave Bora-hansgrohe a double win.

Simon Geschke was in the first group and climbed to ninth place in the overall standings. Rohan Dennis (Team Jumbo-Visma) lost just three seconds to remain overall leader. Geschke is 42 seconds behind the Australian.

The decision will be made on Sunday in a difficult mountain time trial. On the 15.8 kilometers, Dennis and Co. have to overcome almost 900 meters in altitude before the winner of the Tour de Romandie is determined.

4th stage Aigle/Switzerland – Zinal/Switzerland (180.10 km):

1. Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Colombia) – Bora-hansgrohe 4:58:52 hrs; 2. Aleksander Vlasov (Russia) – Bora-hansgrohe +0 sec; 3. Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spain) – UAE Team Emirates; 4. Ben O’Connor (Australia) – AG2R Citroën Team; 5. Thibaut Pinot (France) – Groupama-FDJ; 6. Michael Woods (Canada) – Israel Premier Tech; 7. Gino Mader (Switzerland) – Bahrain Victorious; 8. Sebastien Reichenbach (Switzerland) – Groupama FDJ; 9. Simon Geschke (Freiburg im Breisgau) – Cofidis; 10. Carlos Verona (Spain) – Movistar Team

Overall standings after the 4th stage:

1. Rohan Dennis (Australia) – Jumbo-Visma 17:27:01 hrs; 2. Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spain) – UAE Team Emirates +15s; 3. Aleksander Vlasov (Russia) – Bora-hansgrohe + 18; 4. Ben O’Connor (Australia) – AG2R Citroën Team +25; 5. Lucas Plapp (Australia) – Ineos Grenadiers +30; 6. Gino Mader (Switzerland) – Bahrain Victorious +32; 7. Sebastien Reichenbach (Switzerland) – Groupama-FDJ + 37; 8. Neilson Powless (USA) – EF Education- EasyPost + 41; 9. Simon Geschke (Freiburg im Breisgau) – Cofidis + 42; 10. Steff Cras (Belgium) – Lotto-Soudal + 45