Jonathan Castroviejo wins the opening stage of Tour de Romandie

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Jonathan Castroviejo wins the opening stage of Tour de Romandie

Jonathan Castroviejo of Euskaltel-Euskadi team won the first stage of Tour de Romandie prologue time trial in Martigny. It was his first victory of this season and last year Castroviejo grabbed a second place in a time trail at the Vuelta Asturias.

Castroviejo covered the distance of 3.5 kilometres in 3 hours, 40 minutes and 42 second. Taylor Phinney of BMC Racing team was in second spot with the difference of 27 seconds. Leigh Howard of HTC-Highroad team finished third with 73 seconds adrift.

After winning the stage, Castroviejo said “I’m very happy! Tomorrow is my birthday, so it’s been an amazing gift, we will double the celebration.