Tour de Romandie (April 27 – May 2)

JAAKKO HANNINEN : “A varied week of racing”

“After the Tour of the Alps which was a race for climbers, I head to the Tour de Romandie, which I have never raced before. It’s been a good block of competition, and I had prepared for that. I think the Tour de Romandie will be more suitable for the puncheurs, but there could be some good action for climbers on the hard finish on stage 4. Whether we are looking at the general classification or stage hunting, we have a great team at the start line.”JAAKKO HANNINEN

The news

Nans Peters will not be at the start of the Tour de Romandie as originally planned. He is suffering from inflammation of his knee’s patellar tendon that resulted from an accident he had at home, and he has also tested positive for COVID-19. He hopes to return to the competition at the Mercan'Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes on May 24th.

The number

11

A professional since 2008, Mathias Frank is about to start his 11th Tour de Romandie. He finished 4th in the 2014 edition.