Israel – Premier Tech finished off this year’s Tour de Romandie with a good performance by Paddy Bevin in the final uphill time trial to Villars. Michael Woods finished 17th overall.
After a strong performance in the opening prologue and his impressive sprint victory on stage 3, Bevin was eager to end the race on a good note as well. The strong Kiwi crossed the line in 34:35 minutes, which ultimately saw him finishing the stage in 16th place.
In the general classification, Woods had to settle for 17th place after his fight against the clock on the steep slopes towards the top. Overall, IPT sports director Zak Dempster says that he’s happy with how the team worked together, while highlighting the importance of Bevin’s win on stage 3.
”The team rode really well all week, always staying in a good position and all the guys really committed to the plan every day. We had no passengers here and in general, I think we can take a lot with us from this race. We got our first WorldTour stage win this season and that’s a super important step. Paddy’s victory was really great moment and we have to use that confidence moving forward now.”