Rohan Dennis set to fight to retain Tour de Romandie lead

MARTIGNY SWITZERLAND APRIL 28 Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Yellow Leader Jersey at start during the 74th Tour De Romandie 2021 Stage 1 a 1681km stage from Aigle to Martigny TDR2021 TDRnonstop UCIworldtour on April 28 2021 in Martigny Switzerland Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tour de Romandie leader Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers) said he’ll be fighting to keep the yellow jersey on his shoulders as the terrain toughens on stage 2 but that ultimately if the team needs him working on the front for Geraint Thomas or Richie Porte at any stage during the six-day tour, that’s exactly where he’ll be.

Ineos Grenadiers scooped up the top three positions at the prologue with Dennis finishing ahead of Thomas and 2017 winner Porte. Following the 4 kilometre time trial, the trio then also held their spots at the top of the overall leader board on stage 1, which came down to a reduced bunch sprint.  

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