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Cycling: Chris Froome holds on to yellow after stage one of Tour de Romandie


Chris Froome holds a six-second lead over his American rival Andrew Talansky after stage one of the Tour de Romandie. The Team Sky rider won Tuesday's prologue and will try to defend the race leader's yellow jersey until Sunday's finale.

The 27-year-old was among a group jostling for position heading towards the finish in Renens, Switzerland, but managed to cross the line safely. The stage was won by Belgium's Gianni Meersman, who sprinted away in the final 150 metres to edge out the Italian pair Giacomo Nizzolo in second and Roberto Ferrari in third. Meersman said: "It was a hard stage. The team worked perfectly."