2007 Tour de Romandie

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2007 UCI ProTour, race 11 of 26
Race details
Dates 1–6 May
Stages 5 + Prologue
Distance 666.5 km (414.1 mi)
Winning time 17h 27' 02"
Jersey awarded to the overall winner Winner  Thomas Dekker (NED) (Rabobank)
  Second  Paolo Savoldelli (ITA) (Astana)
  Third  Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ) (Astana)

Points  Thomas Dekker (NED) (Rabobank)
Mountains  Laurent Brochard (FRA) (Bouygues Télécom)
Sprints  Patrick Calcagni (SUI) (Liquigas)
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The 2007 Tour de Romandie served as the 59th edition of this event now held on the 2007 UCI ProTour. The stage race was held from May 1 through May 6, 2007 in the French-speaking area of Switzerland known as Romandy. The race winner was Thomas Dekker of Rabobank.

Final standings[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
1 Netherlands Thomas Dekker Rabobank 17h 27' 02" 50
2 Italy Paolo Savoldelli Astana + 11" 40
3 Kazakhstan Andrey Kashechkin Astana + 34" 35
4 Australia Cadel Evans Predictor–Lotto + 43" 30
5 United States Chris Horner Predictor–Lotto + 46" 25
6 Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger Liquigas + 1' 35" 20
7 Spain Igor Antón Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 51" 15
8 Luxembourg Andy Schleck Team CSC + 1' 53" 10
9 Poland Sylwester Szmyd Lampre–Fondital + 1' 55" 5
10 Slovenia Janez Brajkovič Discovery Channel + 2' 00" 2
  • UCI ProTour points are not awarded to riders on UCI Continental Team that finish in the top-10 overall or a top-3 stage finish.

Mountains classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Points
1 France Laurent Brochard Bouygues Télécom 64 pts.
2 Denmark Chris Anker Sørensen Team CSC 42 pts.
3 Italy Eros Capecchi Liquigas 30 pts.

Points classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Points
1 Netherlands Thomas Dekker Rabobank 43 pts.
2 Italy Paolo Savoldelli Astana 35 pts.
3 Germany Markus Fothen Gerolsteiner 32 pts.

Sprints classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Points
1 Switzerland Patrick Calcagni Liquigas 10 pts.
2 Hungary László Bodrogi Crédit Agricole 9 pts.
3 France Sandy Casar Française des Jeux 7 pts.


Prologue – 2007-05-01, Fribourg, 3.5 km ITT[edit]

Italian Paolo Savoldelli (Astana) repeats his win in last year's prologue with a time of 4 minutes, 35 seconds over the 3.5 kilometer course at 45.82 km/h (28.5 mph).

Rider Country Team Time UCI ProTour
1 Paolo Savoldelli  Italy Astana 4' 35" 3 pts.
2 Roman Kreuziger  Czech Republic Liquigas + 5" 2 pts.
3 Chris Horner  United States Predictor–Lotto + 7" 1 pt.

Stage 1 – 2007-05-02, Granges-PaccotLa Chaux de Fonds, 157 km[edit]

Germany's hope for the future Markus Fothen of Gerolsteiner took the win after he escaped in the finale together with Francisco Pérez. Fothen beat him in a classical sprint-a-deux. The peloton bunch sprint was just behind the two leaders.

Rider Country Team Time UCI ProTour
1 Markus Fothen  Germany Gerolsteiner 4h 08' 58" 3 pts.
2 Francisco Pérez  Spain Caisse d'Epargne s.t. 2 pts.
3 Joaquim Rodríguez  Spain Caisse d'Epargne s.t. 1 pt.

Stage 2 – 2007-05-03, La Chaux de Fonds – Lucens, 167 km[edit]

The only real sprinter stage of this edition of the Tour de Romandie was an easy win for Australian rider Robbie McEwen. The Predictor–Lotto rider held off Borut Božič with ease.

Rider Country Team Time UCI ProTour
1 Robbie McEwen  Australia Predictor–Lotto 4h 01' 14" 3 pts.
2 Borut Božič  Slovenia Team L.P.R. s.t. N/A
3 Enrico Gasparotto  Italy Liquigas s.t. 1 pt.

Stage 3 – 2007-05-04, MoudonCharmey, 163 km[edit]

Although the course was really difficult, the favourites did not feel like attacking today. And thus, the escapees got their shot at winning a stage. After a win in the Tirreno Adriatico Lampre–Fondital cyclist Matteo Bono added another nice win to his palmares. He held of Japan's Beppu in the sprint. Beppu did score the first Pro Tour points ever for Japan though.

Rider Country Team Time UCI ProTour
1 Matteo Bono  Italy Lampre–Fondital 4h 04' 15" 3 pts.
2 Fumiyuki Beppu  Japan Discovery Channel s.t. 2 pts.
3 Marco Pinotti  Italy T-Mobile Team + 2" 1 pt.

Stage 4 – 2007-05-05, Charmey – Pas de Morgins, 156 km[edit]

A long break by Lampre–Fondital rider Gorazd Stangelj finished with 8 kilometers to go. By then, Astana's Eddy Mazzoleni upped the pace. He thinned out the group until there were about 15 riders left. Attacks followed by Jose Angel Gomez Marchante and Sylwester Szmyd. But the only real successful attack was by Spaniard Igor Antón. Dutch rider Thomas Dekker saw the danger and took over from Mazzoleni. As a result, only five riders could follow. American Predictor–Lotto cyclist Chris Horner attacked with 4 kilometers to go. Dekker replied instantly and with much pain and suffering also Frenchman John Gadret managed to follow. The trio caught up with Anton, who was happy he could sit in last wheel and follow. Although Dekker made the strongest impression and tried to get away twice, it was Anton who took the win. Dekker disputed the win due to a seemingly irregular sprint by Anton. But his protest was denied.

Rider Country Team Time UCI ProTour
1 Igor Antón  Spain Euskaltel–Euskadi 4h 36' 55" 3 pts.
2 Thomas Dekker  Netherlands Rabobank s.t. 2 pts.
3 Chris Horner  United States Predictor–Lotto s.t. 1 pt.

Stage 5 – 2007-05-06, Lausanne, 20 km ITT[edit]

In the finishing time trial around Lausanne Thomas Dekker didn't allow his competitors to have any hopes of winning the Tour de Romandie. Only Astana riders Paolo Savoldelli and Andrey Kashechkin stayed somewhat in the vicinity of Dekker. The young Dutch hope of winning the Tour de France in the future did a triple strike by winning the time trial, the final general classification and the points classification.

Rider Country Team Time UCI ProTour
1 Thomas Dekker  Netherlands Rabobank 26' 36" 3 pts.
2 Paolo Savoldelli  Italy Astana + 5" 2 pts.
3 Andrey Kashechkin  Kazakhstan Astana + 12" 1 pt.

The following UCI ProTour and UCI Professional Continental teams were named to the 2007 Tour de Romandie:

Nation UCI
Team Name
France A2R AG2R Prévoyance
Switzerland AST Astana
France BTL Bouygues Télécom
France COF Cofidis
France C.A Crédit Agricole
Denmark CSC Team CSC
United States DSC Discovery Channel
Spain EUS Euskaltel–Euskadi
France FDJ Française des Jeux
Spain GCE Caisse d'Epargne
Germany GST Gerolsteiner
Italy LAM Lampre–Fondital
Italy LIQ Liquigas
Switzerland LPR Team L.P.R.
Belgium PRL Predictor–Lotto
Belgium QSI Quick-Step–Innergetic
Netherlands RAB Rabobank
Spain SDV Saunier Duval–Prodir
Germany TMO T-Mobile Team
Sweden UNI Unibet.com

Individual 2007 UCI ProTour standings after race[edit]

As of May 6, 2007, after the Tour de Romandie[1]

While the top 10 places remained the same, race winner Thomas Dekker scored his first UCI ProTour points and moved into 11th place. Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen gained three points to jump from 18th to 15th place. Paolo Savoldelli moves into 18th place thanks to the 45 points scored at the Tour de Romandie.

Rank Previous
Name Nationality Team Points
1 1 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner 157
2 2 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne 107
3 3 Danilo Di Luca  Italy Liquigas 100
4 4 Óscar Freire  Spain Rabobank 82
5 5 Stuart O'Grady  Australia Team CSC 79
6 6 Stefan Schumacher  Germany Gerolsteiner 75
7 7 Fränk Schleck  Luxembourg Team CSC 63
8 8 Juan José Cobo  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 62
9 9 Alberto Contador  Spain Discovery Channel 58
10 10 Tom Boonen  Belgium Quick-Step–Innergetic 57
11 Thomas Dekker  Netherlands Rabobank 55
12 11 Andreas Klöden  Germany Astana 53
13 12 Alessandro Ballan  Italy Lampre–Fondital 50
14 13 Matthias Kessler  Germany Astana 50
15 18 Robbie McEwen  Australia Predictor–Lotto 47
  • 93 riders (up from 82 riders) have scored at least one (1) point on the 2007 UCI ProTour.


  1. ^ Updated Rankings 2007-05-06; UCI; Accessed 2007-05-06

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