Richie Porte and Adam Yates drop Chris Froome on Stage 4 at Romandie

Simon Yates wins stage 4 in Leysin ahead of Porte to take the race lead

At 164  kilometres, the Queen Stage in the Tour de Romandie took in four climbs.

Simon Yates went on the attack on the penultimate climb and Richie Porte followed.

Chris Froome was unable to respond and was dropped by the duo.

Yates out sprinted Porte in the closing metres.

Adam Yates is the new leader as Felline finished almost 1 minute in arrears.

Chris Froome finished 1m 15 s down on Yates and now sits in 33rd place overall over 1m and 36 seconds down, with no hope of making up the time.

The Tour de Romandie finishes with a hilly 17.9 km individual time trial in Lausanne tomorrow.It is still possible for the top GC riders open/close any gaps for the final podium places. 

2017 Tour of Romandie Stage Four Top 10 results

1 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 4:10:03 
2 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team   
3 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:30 
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:43 
5 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:52 
6 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates   
7 Pierre Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale   
8 Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates   
9 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott   
10 David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ  

2017 Tour of Romandie GC after Stage 4

1 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 16:50:35 
2 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:19 
3 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:38 
4 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:44 
5 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:52 
6 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:53 
7 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:56 
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors   
9 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:58 
10 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott 0:00:59

VIDEO: 2017 Tour of Romandie Stage 4 Highlights

Simon Yates wins stage 4 in Leysin ahead of Porte to take the race lead

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