Thomas wins Romandie prologue
Geraint Thomas stormed to victory in the time trial prologue of the Tour de Romandie in Lausanne.
The Team Sky rider clocked a time of three minutes 29 seconds on the 3.44km course to earn a five-second advantage over second-placed Giacomo Nizzolo (Radioshack).
Thomas's Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish was third fastest, a further second behind as the early starters made the most of dry conditions.
Later starters were not so lucky as rain began to fall, with Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins among those affected, with Evans finishing nearly 20 seconds off the pace and Wiggins ending up down in 11th place.
“It’s a nice little win," Thomas said. "I always knew that I’d be up there.
"Fortunately with the weather conditions it played into my hands a bit but there was only really one corner. There’s only so much time you can lose in one corner.
“For myself now it’s purely a team role. I’ll be there to help Cav (Mark Cavendish) in the sprints wherever they come and Bradley (Wiggins) is going for the GC as well so I’ll be there to help him wherever I can. Coming from the track I don’t really have the climbing legs at the minute."