A first/third finish for Team Sky at yesterday’s 3.34km Prologue in the Tour de Romandie, with Geraint Thomas finishing in 3:29, Mark Cavendish with +6 and RadioShack Nissan’s† Giacomo Nizzolo filling in the second place gap on +4.† Bradley Wiggins, competing for the first time with Cavendish in the same team and going out in later, wetter, conditions, finished a respectable 9 seconds off that of Thomas.
Speaking at the end of Day 1, Thomas said: ‘I always knew that I had a good chance. But itís one thing knowing that you have a good chance and another thing winning… Obviously the weather played a big part in that but there was only really one corner and you can only lose so much time. But itís great to win and at a lovely race as well… Today was an objective as itís similar to the track but for the rest of the race Iíll help Cav in the sprints on which ever stages come down to that and then look after Bradley. Heís here to do a good ride on the GC.’