Dennis four seconds from stage victory

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Rohan Dennis has finished second in the prologue of the Tour de Romandie, missing out on victory by a tantalising four seconds.

The two-time former world time trial champion lost out in Lausanne on Tuesday to British rider Ethan Hayter, who claimed his first career WorldTour victory.

South Australian Dennis, 31, is riding for the Jumbo-Visma team.

Two other Australians were in the top 40: Ben O'Connor, of AG2R Citroen Team, was 26th 20 seconds down, Lucas Plapp (Ineos Grenadiers) 35th, two seconds further adrift.

Harry Sweeny and Michael Storer are also in the six-day race.

Briton Geraint Thomas - the defending champion - took fourth, on the same time as Austrian Felix Grossschartner in third, both nine seconds down.

At just 5.1km in length, the stage was never expected to produce major time gaps and there were only 16 seconds separating a top 15 which included most of the overall contenders.

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