Richie Porte: Ineos in a good place after Tour de Romandie prologue

ORON SWITZERLAND APRIL 27 Richie Porte of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 74th Tour De Romandie 2021 Prologue a 405km Individual Time Trial stage from Oron to Oron 700m ITT TDR2021 TDRnonstop UCIworldtour on April 27 2021 in Oron Switzerland Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers) crossed the line with the third best time in Tour of Romandie prologue to complete a clean sweep for his team. Rohan Dennis was fastest over the 4.1 kilometre course with a time of 5:26, while Geraint Thomas finished nine seconds down and Porte was less than a second further back.

Dennis leads the race heading into stage 1 while several of Ineos’ GC rivals lost time over the course thanks to the steep uphill finish. Porte, who won the Swiss stage race back in 2017 and has returned to the Ineos team after five years on rival squads, sits third overall. Fellow Ineos rider and world time trial champion Filippo Ganna finished ninth on the stage, 15 seconds down on Dennis.

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