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Kittel wins Tour of Romandie 1st stage cut short by snow

The Associated Press

The pack rides during the first stage of the Tour de Romandie in Cuarny, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

MOUDON, Switzerland (AP) — German sprinter Marcel Kittel won the second day of racing in the Tour of Romandie on Wednesday after the course was shortened because of overnight snow and slippery roads.

Jon Izagirre of Spain, who won Tuesday’s prologue, kept his overall lead after stage one of the six-day race. A second-category climb and 60 kilometers of racing were removed on Wednesday.

Kittel finished a wheel’s length ahead of Niccolo Bonifazio of Italy. They reeled in a late move by Michael Albasini of Switzerland, who placed third.

Izagirre retained his six-second lead over Dutchman Tom Dumoulin. Britain’s Geraint Thomas moved up a place to third, trailing Izagirre by seven seconds.

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