Soler dedicates Tour de Romandie victory to team doctor who died Friday

Marc Soler (Movistar) on the attack in Tour de Romandie stage 3
Marc Soler (Movistar) on the attack in Tour de Romandie stage 3 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Marc Soler scored an impressive solo victory in the Tour de Romandie and took over the race lead from the Ineos Grenadiers rider Rohan Dennis, who crashed in the closing stages of stage 3. But the delight was muted by the death of Movistar's long-time team doctor, Jesús Hoyos, who the team said died on Friday during the stage from a 'brief and devastating illness'.

"I'm so happy about this victory. I want to remember, first of all, our team doctor for so many years, Jesús Hoyos, who passed away during the stage," Soler said. "I want to dedicate this victory to him; sadly, we lost him in just few weeks due to a terminal illness, and it's really sad for our entire team."

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