2009 Tour de Romandie

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2009 Tour de Romandie
2009 UCI World Ranking, race 12 of 24
Race details
Dates 28 April–3 May
Stages 5 & Prologue
Palmares
Winner  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) (Liquigas)
Second  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) (Team Katusha)
Third  Rein Taaramäe (EST) (Cofidis)

Mountains  Laurens ten Dam (NED) (Rabobank)
Youth  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) (Liquigas)
Sprints  Gregory Rast (SUI) (Astana)
2008
2010

The 2009 Tour de Romandie (63rd Edition) cycling road race started on 28 April and finished on 3 May in Switzerland. It was the 6th event in the 2009 UCI ProTour, and the 12th event in the World Calendar.

In addition to the 18 ProTour teams, guaranteed entry to the event as it is promoted by the UCI, two wildcard entries were accepted: Cervélo TestTeam and BMC Racing Team, both of which have strong Swiss links. Andreas Klöden did not defend the title he won the previous year, but the two previous winners of the event, Thomas Dekker and Cadel Evans took part, as teammates on the Silence-Lotto team. Other pre-race favourites included four of the top five in 2008 (Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas), Marco Pinotti (Team Columbia-High Road), Dennis Menchov (Rabobank) and Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi)) and 2008 ProTour champion Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne).

Roman Kreuziger won the 4th stage, and in doing so put himself into a lead that he retained on the last day, thus going one better than his second place overall in 2008.

Stages[edit]

Prologue – April 28, 2009: Lausanne, (ITT)[edit]

Prologue Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  František Raboň (CZE) Team Columbia-High Road 3' 44.56"
2  Sandy Casar (FRA) Française des Jeux + 2"
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 3"
4  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream + 4"
5  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 4"
General Classification after Prologue
Cyclist Team Time
1  František Raboň (CZE)Jersey gold.svg Team Columbia-High Road 3' 44"
2  Sandy Casar (FRA) Française des Jeux + 2"
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 3"
4  Tyler Farrar (USA) Jersey white.svg Garmin-Slipstream + 4"
5  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 4"

Stage 1 – April 29, 2009: Montreux > Fribourg[edit]

The stage was shortened due to snowfalls, from a scheduled 176.2 km to 87.6 km.

Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ricardo Serrano (ESP) Fuji-Servetto 2h 08' 35"
2  Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
3  Grégory Rast (SUI) Astana s.t.
4  Tony Martin (GER) Team Columbia-High Road + 28"
5  Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Astana + 28"
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Grégory Rast (SUI) Jersey gold.svg Jersey green.svg Astana 2h 12' 17"
2  Ricardo Serrano (ESP) Jersey red.svg Fuji-Servetto + 5"
3  Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 12"
4  František Raboň (CZE) Team Columbia-High Road + 35"
5  Sandy Casar (FRA) Française des Jeux + 35"

Stage 2 – April 30, 2009: La Chaux-de-Fonds[edit]

Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 4h 06' 56"
2  František Raboň (CZE) Team Columbia-High Road s.t.
3  Assan Bazayev (KAZ) Astana s.t.
4  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas s.t.
5  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Slipstream s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Grégory Rast (SUI) Jersey gold.svg Jersey green.svg Astana 6h 19' 13"
2  Ricardo Serrano (ESP) Fuji-Servetto + 5"
3  Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 12"
4  František Raboň (CZE) Team Columbia-High Road + 27"
5  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank + 28"

Stage 3 – May 1, 2009: Yverdon-les-Bains, (TTT)[edit]

Stage 3 Results
Team Time
1 Team Columbia-High Road 18' 37"
2 Caisse d'Epargne + 10"
3 Team Saxo Bank + 16"
4 Liquigas + 24"
5 Silence-Lotto + 25"
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  František Raboň (CZE) Jersey gold.svg Team Columbia-High Road 6h 38' 17"
2  Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 1"
3  Tony Martin (GER) Jersey white.svg Team Columbia-High Road + 8"
4  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 19"
5  Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR) Team Columbia-High Road + 21"

Stage 4 – May 2, 2009: Estavayer-le-Lac > Sainte-Croix[edit]

Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas 4h 11' 44"
2  Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis s.t.
3  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Team Katusha + 7"
4  Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE) Fuji-Servetto + 17"
5  Mikel Astarloza (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 45"
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Jersey gold.svg Liquigas 10h 50' 25"
2  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Team Katusha + 18"
3  Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis + 25"
4  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 46"
5  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne + 48"

Stage 5 – May 3, 2009: Aubonne > Geneva[edit]

Stage 5 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Oscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 3h 29' 49"
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream s.t.
3  Koldo Fernández (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
4  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Silence-Lotto s.t.
5  Nico Sijmens (BEL) Cofidis s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Jersey gold.svg Liquigas 14h 20' 14"
2  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Team Katusha + 18"
3  Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis + 25"
4  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 46"
5  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne + 48"

Final standings[edit]

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification Sprints Classification Mountains Classification Youth Classification Team Classification Combativity Prize
0Prologue (ITT)
(František Raboň)
František Raboň None Awarded None Awarded Tyler Farrar Française des Jeux František Raboň
0Stage 1
(Ricardo Serrano)
Grégory Rast Grégory Rast Ricardo Serrano Tony Martin Astana Ricardo Serrano
0Stage 2
(Óscar Freire)
Matthieu Sprick Matthieu Sprick
0Stage 3 (TTT)
(Team Columbia-High Road)
František Raboň Team Columbia-High Road Alexandre Moos
0Stage 4
(Roman Kreuziger)
Roman Kreuziger Laurens ten Dam Roman Kreuziger Caisse d'Epargne Laurens ten Dam
0Stage 5
(Óscar Freire)
Michael Schär
0Final
Roman Kreuziger Grégory Rast Laurens ten Dam Roman Kreuziger Caisse d'Epargne David Moncoutié

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