Froome retains lead in Swiss cycling race
AFP · 25 Apr 2013, 21:38
Published: 25 Apr 2013 21:38 GMT+02:00
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Garmkin rider Navardauskas won a sprint finish to the 190-kilometre stage from Prilly to Granges, crossing the line ahead of Italy's Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) and Belgian Omega Pharma rider Gianni Meersman, winner of the first stage, in a tme of 4 hours, 51 minutes and 49 seconds.
Froome holds on to the overall lead, having won Tuesday's prologue.
Froome is hoping to win the five-stage race in western Switzerland, which concludes on Sunday, as he steps up his preparations for this summer's Tour de France.
The two previous winners of this race, Australia's Cadel Evans (2011) and Froome's Sky team-mate Bradley Wiggins last year went on to win the Tour de France.