Dennis: I had nothing left in second half of Romandie mountain time trial

Rohan Dennis during the mountain time trial at Tour de Romandie
Rohan Dennis during the mountain time trial at Tour de Romandie (Image credit: Getty Images)

Having led the race for four of the six days of the Tour of Romandie, Rohan Dennis was forced to let the turquoise jersey go on the final stage mountain time trial on Sunday, dropping two minutes to eventual race winner Aleksandr Vlasov on at 15.8km run to Villars.

Speaking after the stage, the Australian said he simply had nothing left to give on the second half climb to the line, having reached the 8.5km checkpoint 18 seconds down on Vlasov, the pair level in the virtual general classification at that point.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix