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Switzerland's Albasini takes Romandie lead

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Switzerland's Albasini takes Romandie lead
Albisini crosses the finish line in first place. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
21:10 CEST+02:00
Welsh rider Geraint Thomas surrendered his Tour de Romandie cycling race overall lead to Swiss rival Michael Albasini who won Wednesday's second stage, the 168.1-kilometre ride from Apples to St-Imier and took the yellow jersey.

Albasini, who missed out on the yellow jersey by just 63 hundredths of a second on Tuesday in the team time-trial, edged out Jarlinson Pantano of Colombia and in-form Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, who was second in both the Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Flèche-Wallonne in the past week.
Welsh rider Thomas finished over four minutes behind the winner at the end of the hilly stage.
Albasini's team-mate Ivan Santaromita is second, ten seconds adrift, while two-time defending champion Chris Froome of Britain is third, also trailing by ten seconds.
Thursday's third stage is a hilly 172.5-kilometre ride from Moutier and Porrentruy, including the category two Col de la Croix.

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