Andreas Klöden wins Tour de Romandie

Astana rider claims victory after team invited to Giro

Astana's Andreas Klöden won the Tour of Romandie title on Sunday after the final stage, a 154.2km ride from Le Bouveret to Lausanne.

Italian Daniele Bennati of Liquigas won a sprint finish for the stage honours ahead of Sweden's Markus Zberg and Kazhakh Maxim Iglinsky.

Klöden had taken the leader's yellow jersey from the third stage. He took the title ahead of Czech rider Roman Kreuziger of the Liquigas team, who finished 35 seconds behind and Italian Marco Pinotti of High Road at 43 seconds.

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