Albasini gets 3rd stage win at Tour of Romandie
FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) Michael Albasini of Switzerland sprinted to his third Tour of Romandie stage win on Saturday, holding off Thomas Voeckler of France in a three-rider break.
Overall leader Simon Spilak of Slovakia retained his 1-second margin over defending champion Chris Froome of Britain, with both finishing the fifth stage in the pack.
Albasini, riding for Orica Green-Edge, finished the 107-mile trek in more than four hours, a bike length ahead of Voeckler. Jan Bakelants of Belgium was third, and the pack was another 9 seconds back.
Froome will start as the favorite when the six-day race ends Sunday with an 11.5-mile individual time trial.