The Tour de Romandie kicks off the countdown to the Giro d'Italia. This six-day stage race in Switzerland features challenging climbs and a time trial, making it perfect preparation for the Grand Tour.

Tour de Romandie - A Stepping Stone

Top riders like Adam Yates (defending champion), Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe), Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), and Enric Mas (Movistar) are all vying for glory.

A Star-Studded Race

Simon Yates, Luke Plapp, and Eddie Dunbar form a formidable trio for Jayco-AlUla. They aim to be major players in the General Classification (GC)

Jayco-AlUla's Strong Contenders

Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quick-Step) returns after recovering from a micro fracture, adding another exciting element to the race.

Alaphilippe Back in Action

With a stellar line-up and a demanding course, the Tour de Romandie promises thrilling racing and fierce competition.

The Stage is Set for Drama

Plapp adores racing in Switzerland, particularly the Aigle region, and he's excited to wear the Australian time trial jersey for the first time.

Romandie - A Favorite Race

Jayco-AlUla, with its strong roster, aims to be at the forefront of the GC battle. Plapp sees the stage four time trial as a crucial point and is ready to support Yates while pursuing his own opportunities.

GC Ambitions and Team Tactics

Plapp is a favorite to claim the leader's jersey in the opening prologue, a short and flat time trial.

A Contender for the Prologue Jersey

David Gaudu and Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ), Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) add to the already stacked GC competition.

More GC Threats Emerge

Keep an eye on Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), Tao Geoghegan Hart (Lidl-Trek), Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious)

A collage of headshots featuring Gaudu, Martinez, and Carapaz.