Ineos Grenadiers lose Tour de Romandie lead as Dennis crashes on stage 3

Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) in a rainy Tour de Romandie stage
Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) in a rainy Tour de Romandie stage (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Ineos Grenadiers have dominated the Tour de Romandie standings after sweeping the top three spots in the opening stage but lost the lead of the race when prologue winner Rohan Dennis crashed on a descent inside the final 15km of a cold and rainy stage 3 in Estavayer on Friday.

Dennis came down on a slick, technical descent of the Châbles out of view of the cameras but was seen riding to the finish with a big hole in his shorts. According to the team, he fell on the same descent that breakaway rider Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) suffered a dramatic crash after hitting the white paint in a bend and losing traction with 12km to go.

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