AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Fabio Felline of Italy won the Tour of Romandie prologue and dedicated his victory to compatriot Michele Scarponi, whose funeral was taking place on Tuesday. In a post-race interview, Felline said his best win of the season "is also for Scarponi" - the 2011 Giro d'Italia winner who died Saturday after a collision with a van while training near his home. On Swiss roads made slick by rain, Felline timed 5 minutes, 57 seconds for a 4.8-kilometer (3-mile) route around the International Cycling Union's home town of Aigle. The Trek-Segafredo rider was two seconds faster than runner-up Alex Dowsett of Britain, and seven seconds ahead of Australian Alex Edmondson. Two-time Romandie
French rider Yoann Offredo said he was assaulted by a motorist and his passenger with a baseball bat during a training ride on Monday, sustaining cuts and a rib injury. The 30-year-old from the Wantu-Groupe Gobert team should be able to take part in the Four Days of Dunkirk race from May 9, his team said. Then the passenger got out of the car and picked up a (baseball bat) from a suitcase.