By Gregor Brown
Yesterday, the Tour de Romandie had it ProTour license renewed for three years. "At the end of the procedure stipulated by the rules, the Licences' Commission has decided to grant a UCI ProTour licence for 3 years (2007-2009)," read a press release from the UCI ProTour.
The short stage race is held in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. In 2006 the Tour de Romandie celebrated its 60th edition with a win by Australian Cadel Evans (Davitamon-Lotto), who took out the overall classification in a thrilling final time trial around Lausanne. The renewal will allow the race, typically held in late April, a guaranteed spot in cycling's top level calendar, the ProTour, through 2009.