Defending champion Primoz Roglic retained the Tour de Romandie title by winning the final-day time trial Sunday to extend his decisive lead.

Roglic was the only rider to complete the 16.85-kilometer (10 ½-mile) lakeside route in Geneva in under 20 minutes.

With his third stage win, the Slovenian rider ended the six-day race 49 seconds ahead of former world champion Rui Costa, who was seventh-fastest in the time trial.

On the podium of the 73th Tour de Romandie second placed Rui Alberto Faria da Costa, left, from Portugal of UAE Team Emirates, winner Primoz Roglic, center, from Slovenia of team Jumbo-Visma and third placed Geraint Thomas, right, from Great Britain of team Ineos celebrate after the fifth and last stage of the 73th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
On the podium of the 73th Tour de Romandie second placed Rui Alberto Faria da Costa, left, from Portugal of UAE Team Emirates, winner Primoz Roglic, center, from Slovenia of team Jumbo-Visma and third placed Geraint Thomas, right, from Great Britain of team Ineos celebrate after the fifth and last stage of the 73th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France winner, finished 1 minute 12 seconds back in third having been 10th in the time trial.

In blustery conditions Sunday, Victor Campenaerts — who broke the one-hour world record in Mexico last month — was 13 seconds behind Roglic. Filippo Ganna trailed by 15 seconds in third.

Romandie is Roglic’s third stage-race title this season after the UAE Tour and Tirreno-Adriatico.

Winner Primoz Roglic from Slovenia of team Jumbo-Visma rides his bike during the fifth and last stage of the 73th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Winner Primoz Roglic from Slovenia of team Jumbo-Visma rides his bike during the fifth and last stage of the 73th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

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