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Rabon wins Romandie prologue

Czech rider Frantisek Rabon (Columbia-Highroad) on Tuesday won the Prologue of the Tour de Romandie, a 3.1km time-trial through the streets of the Swiss city of Lausanne. French cyclist Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux), took second place two seconds behind. One of the favorites of the six day race in western Switzerland, late entry Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) of Spain, was third, while American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) took fourth. Prologue, Tour de Romandie1. Frantisek Rabon (Cz), Columbia-Highroad, 3.1km in 3:45

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2009 Tour de Romandie Prologue: Rabon blazes to a win.

2009 Tour de Romandie Prologue: Rabon blazes to a win.

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Czech rider Frantisek Rabon (Columbia-Highroad) on Tuesday won the Prologue of the Tour de Romandie, a 3.1km time-trial through the streets of the Swiss city of Lausanne.

French cyclist Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux), took second place two seconds behind.

One of the favorites of the six day race in western Switzerland, late entry Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d’Epargne) of Spain, was third, while American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) took fourth.

Prologue, Tour de Romandie
1. Frantisek Rabon (Cz), Columbia-Highroad, 3.1km in 3:45
2. Sandy Casar (Fra), Française Des Jeux, at 0:02
3. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa), Caisse d’Epargne, at 0:03
4. Tyler Farrar (USA), Garmin-Slipstream, at 0:04
5. Roman Kreuziger (Cze), Liquigas, at 0:04
6. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz), Astana, at 0:04
7. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin), Française Des Jeux, at 0:04
8. Jeróme Coppel (Fra), Française Des Jeux, at 0:05
9. Manuel Quinziato (Ita), Liquigas, at 0:05
10. Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa), Rabobank, at 0:04

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Results

Prologue, Tour de Romandie
1. Frantisek Rabon (Cz), Columbia-Highroad, 3.1km in 3:45
2. Sandy Casar (Fra), Française Des Jeux, at 0:02
3. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa), Caisse d’Epargne, at 0:03
4. Tyler Farrar (USA), Garmin-Slipstream, at 0:04
5. Roman Kreuziger (Cze), Liquigas, at 0:04
6. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz), Astana, at 0:04
7. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin), Française Des Jeux, at 0:04
8. Jeróme Coppel (Fra), Française Des Jeux, at 0:05
9. Manuel Quinziato (Ita), Liquigas, at 0:05
10. Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa), Rabobank, at 0:04