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Kreuziger wins Tour de Romandie

Czech Republic cyclist Roman Kreuziger has won the 63rd Tour de Romandie.

This content was published on May 3, 2009 - 15:48

Kreuziger wore the leader's yellow jersey on Saturday's leg of the race and had a straightforward finish in the fifth and final stage between Aubonne and Geneva on Sunday.

The last stage was won by Spain's Oscar Freire.

In the final standings Kreuziger gained on Vladimir Karpets of Russia by 18 seconds and Rein Taaramae of Estonia by 25 seconds. His final time was 14 hours, 20 minutes and 14 seconds.

The best Swiss result was Mathias Frank of Lucerne, who placed twelfth, one minute, 27 seconds after Kreuziger's time.

The Tour de Romandie is one of Switzerland's most important cycling races and is part of the UCI Pro Tour. The six-day race is seen as a warm-up for the Tour of Italy, one of the classics of the season.

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