Higuita suffers through allergies to take queen stage victory at Tour de Romandie

Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins queen stage 4 at Tour de Romandie
Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins queen stage 4 at Tour de Romandie (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sergio Higuita could have been forgiven had he underperformed during this week's Tour de Romandie given that he has struggled with allergies in the opening stages. 

Despite his allergy symptoms, the Colombian Champion, who won the overall title at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya in March, proved strongest in Romandie's queen stage 4 when he sprinted to the victory from a select group on the summit finish of Zinal.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.