April 17, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The past two Tour de France champions head a powerful lineup for the six-day Tour de Romandie.

Race organizers say two-time defending champion Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali have been included in a provisional lineup announced Friday for the April 28-May 3 event.

The expected field includes Nairo Quintana of Colombia, who was runner-up to Froome in the 2013 Tour de France and won the 2014 Giro d'Italia.

Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot, the French riders who made the 2014 Tour podium behind Nibali, are also entered.

The Romandie race, through French-speaking regions of Switzerland, starts with a team time trial and ends with an individual time trial into Lausanne.

The main mountain stage is on the fifth day.

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