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Britain's Chris Froome, the pre-race favourite, on Tuesday won the Tour of Romandie prologue, a 7.4km ride between Chable and Bruson, in a time of 13min 15secs.
The Sky team leader finished six seconds ahead of American rider Andrew Talansky, while Croatia's Robert Kiserlovski, was third, 13 seconds adrift of first place.
Wednesday's first stage is a 176.4km ride from St-Maurice to Renens, with the five-stage race concluding on Sunday.
Froome will be hoping to not only win here but go on like the winners of the past two editions, Australian Cadel Evans and Froome's Sky team-mate Bradley Wiggins and win the Tour de France in the same year.