Swift takes Basque fifth, Contador stays in front
Britain's Ben Swift celebrates in Geneva after winning the fifth and final stage of the Tour de Romandie, a six-day race over 164.6km km between Champagne and Geneva on May 1, 2011 - by Fabrice Coffrini
Swift, riding for Team Sky, timed his sprint to the line perfectly to take the 160.21km stage from Eibar to Markina-Xemein ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Michal Kwiatowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in a time of 3hr 56min 56sec.
Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished ninth, but didn't lose any time on the leaders to ensure he retains his 12-second lead over Valverde in the general classification with Italy's Damiano Cunego (Lampre), Australian Cadel Evans (BMC) and Frenchman Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) a further 24 seconds back.
The race will be decided in Saturday's final stage, a 25.9 km individual time trial around Markina-Xemein.