World Team | Tour de Romandie
27 April 2024

Cristián Rodríguez, 10th in the queen stage

The arrival this Saturday in the heart of the Valais resort of Leysin was that of the queen stage of this Tour de Romandie. Cristián Rodríguez finished 10th and is positioned in 12th place in the general classification before the final day on Sunday in Vernier.

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Cristián Rodríguez

“We knew that this second mountain stage of the Tour de Romandie would be the most difficult of the week and also the one which would determine the final general classification. It was the day where we had to be present. In recent days, the sensations were good and I knew that there was a good performance to be achieved. I also knew that we would have to be vigilant and always in a good position to avoid suffering. I was well placed. I didn’t panic even when I was a little behind. I caught up with the men in front and I finished 10th. general classification, I am 12th this evening. I thank all my teammates from the ARKEA – B&B HOTELS team for the help.”

Yvon Ledanois, Directeur sportif

“With the ascent of Ovronnaz (9.1 km at 9.5%), Giettes (4.1 km at 8.3%) and the arrival in the resort of Leysin, this 5th day of racing constituted the The queen stage of this Tour de Romandie The desire of the ARKEA – B&B HOTELS team was to place a rider in the first breakaway of the day to then accompany Cristían Rodriguez. The collective was very vigilant and Raul, as on the first stage. in Friborg (Wednesday), found himself at the front, Cristían had a good race. In the last five kilometers, when the accelerations followed one another, he held on well and ran intelligently to slip into the lead. the top 10. We wanted to do well to move up in the general classification. It’s done with Cristían who is now 12th on the eve of the finish of this Tour de Romandie. Now there is a tough stage left on Sunday. can still smile at the ARKEA – B&B HOTELS team”.


Cristián Rodríguez