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2014 Tour of Switzerland (Tour de Suisse)

World Tour

78th edition: Results: June 14 - June 22

Tour of Switzerland podium history | 2013 Edition | 2015 edition |

Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7 | Stage 8 |
Stage 9 |2014 Tour of Switzerland map


Sunday, June 22: 9th and Final Stage, Martigny - Saas Fee, 156.5 km

Stage 9 finish

Rui Costa wins stage 9. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 9 photos | Stage 9 map and profile |

Rated Ascents:

The Race: What a day of racing! Early on, a ten-man group containing BMC rider Steve Morabito break went clear. Morabito presented some danger to race leader Tony Martin, being down just 3min 5sec. But greater peril was in store for Martin. Rui Costa, Bauke Mollema and Mathias Frank bridged up to the break. That trio represented 3rd-5th places in GC and all three were less than two minutes behind Martin.

Costa, Mollema and Frank emerged together on the Saas Fee ascent, having left the rest of the break behind. Tony Martin, who had put up a spirited defense of his lead all week, was unable to match the speed of the attackers.

Frank was the first of the trio to have a go, but it was world road champion Rui Costa who took wings. Costa was able to get a small gap that he held to the finish, enabling him to win both the stage and his third consecutive Tour of Switzerland. Mathias Frank would probably have come in second in the stage, but just before the finish his chain jumped.

Complete Results:

1 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 4hr 13min 14sec
2 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ 14 seconds
3 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:00:24
4 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team 0:00:47
5 Olivier Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo  
6 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin-Sharp 0:01:28
7 Jérémy Roy FDJ.fr 0:01:41
8 Marcel Wyss IAM Cycling 0:01:48
9 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano 0:02:18
10 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo  
11 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle Garmin-Sharp  
12 Davide Formolo Cannondale  
13 Sergio Pardilla Bellon MTN - Qhubeka  
14 Philip Deignan Team Sky  
15 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
16 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski Team Sky  
17 Eros Capecchi Movistar Team 0:02:22
18 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:02:42
19 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team  
20 Bjorn Thurau Team Europcar  
21 Kevin Seeldrayers Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
22 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio Orica GreenEDGE 0:03:19
23 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr  
24 Rafael Valls Ferri Lampre-Merida  
25 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.fr 0:03:46
26 Thomas Degand Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
27 Sander Armee Lotto-Belisol Team 0:04:14
28 Steven Kruijswijk Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:48
29 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol Team 0:05:42
30 Michael Schär BMC Racing Team 0:07:01
31 Tomasz Marczynski CCC Polsat Polkowice  
32 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:08:28
33 Enrico Gasparotto Astana Pro Team  
34 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka 0:08:45
35 Alexandr Kolobnev Katusha Team 0:08:56
36 Sergey Chernetski Katusha Team 0:08:56
37 Andy Schleck Trek Factory Racing 0:09:24
38 José Serpa Santander Lampre-Merida 0:09:45
39 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 0:09:46
40 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar 0:10:34
41 Warren Barguil Team Giant-Shimano 0:10:36
42 Christian Knees Team Sky 0:13:27
43 Francis De Greef Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:15:41
44 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:16:42
45 Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team  
46 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team 0:17:02
47 Javier Moreno Bazan Movistar Team  
48 Ruben Plaza Molina Movistar Team  
49 Georg Preidler Team Giant-Shimano 0:18:09
50 Nino Schurter Orica GreenEDGE 0:20:05
51 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.fr  
52 Martin Elmiger IAM Cycling  
53 Benjamin King Garmin-Sharp  
54 Aliaksandr Kuchynski Katusha Team  
55 Michael Albasini Orica GreenEDGE  
56 Johan Van Summeren Garmin-Sharp  
57 Francesco Gavazzi Astana Pro Team 0:20:08
58 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:23:49
59 Reto Hollenstein IAM Cycling  
60 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team  
61 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling  
62 Sébastien Minard AG2R La Mondiale  
63 Giovanni Bernaudeau Team Europcar  
64 Linus Gerdemann MTN - Qhubeka  
65 Alexandre Pichot Team Europcar  
66 Laurent Didier Trek Factory Racing  
67 Thomas Leezer Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
68 Rohan Dennis Garmin-Sharp  
69 Chris Anker Sörensen Tinkoff-Saxo  
70 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team  
71 Nelson Oliveira Lampre-Merida  
72 Christiano Salerno Cannondale  
73 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff-Saxo  
74 Matteo Trentin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:27:11
75 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff-Saxo 0:31:45
76 Lukasz Owsian CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:32:39
77 Marek Rutkiewicz CCC Polsat Polkowice  
78 Gatis Smukulis Katusha Team  
79 Marcus Burghardt BMC Racing Team  
80 Martin Velits Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
81 Edward King Cannondale  
82 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant-Shimano  
83 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale  
84 Alexander Kristoff Katusha Team  
85 Valentin Iglinskiy Astana Pro Team  
86 Fabio Sabatini Cannondale  
87 Martin Kohler BMC Racing Team  
88 Peter Sagan Cannondale  
89 Koen De Kort Team Giant-Shimano  
90 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr  
91 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr  
92 Davide Rebellin CCC Polsat Polkowice  
93 Lawson Craddock Team Giant-Shimano  
94 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff-Saxo  
95 Bryan Coquard Team Europcar  
96 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team  
97 Maciej Paterski CCC Polsat Polkowice  
98 Nathan Brown Garmin-Sharp  
99 Fredrik Kessiakoff Astana Pro Team  
100 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team  
101 Frederik Veuchelen Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
102 Michael Morkov Tinkoff-Saxo  
103 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale  
104 Jay Robert Thomson MTN - Qhubeka  
105 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr  
106 Yohann Gené Team Europcar  
107 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEDGE  
108 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEDGE  
109 Gregory Rast Trek Factory Racing  
110 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha Team  
111 Alexander Porsev Katusha Team  
112 Branislau Samoilau CCC Polsat Polkowice  
113 Andrea Palini Lampre-Merida  
114 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale  
115 Jacobus Venter MTN - Qhubeka  
116 Laurens De Vreese Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
117 Heinrich Haussler IAM Cycling  
118 Marco Haller Katusha Team  
119 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr  
120 Christophe Kern Team Europcar  
121 Roger Kluge IAM Cycling  

Final GC after Stage 9: 1331.0 km raced at an average speed of 40.159 km/hr

1 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 33hr 8min 35sec
2 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling @ 33 seconds
3 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:50
4 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:13
5 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano 0:02:04
6 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team 0:02:47
7 Davide Formolo Cannondale 0:03:00
8 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:03
9 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle Garmin-Sharp 0:03:20
10 Eros Capecchi Movistar Team 0:03:46
11 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 0:04:07
12 Sergio Pardilla Bellon MTN - Qhubeka 0:04:10
13 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:55
14 Rafael Valls Ferri Lampre-Merida 0:05:27
15 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr 0:05:45
16 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio Orica GreenEDGE 0:05:54
17 Thomas Degand Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:06:04
18 Marcel Wyss IAM Cycling 0:06:29
19 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.fr 0:06:56
20 Kevin Seeldrayers Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:07:15
21 Olivier Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo 0:08:57
22 Andre Fernando Cardoso Garmin-Sharp 0:09:12
23 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:10:35
24 Tomasz Marczynski CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:10:43
25 Sergey Chernetski Katusha Team 0:11:28
26 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka 0:11:32
27 Steven Kruijswijk Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:13:59
28 Enrico Gasparotto Astana Pro Team 0:14:38
29 Andy Schleck Trek Factory Racing 0:15:07
30 Warren Barguil Team Giant-Shimano 0:15:30
31 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol Team 0:17:09
32 Javier Moreno Bazan Movistar Team 0:20:28
33 Michael Schär BMC Racing Team 0:20:31
34 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 0:20:56
35 Francis De Greef Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:23:18
36 Alexandr Kolobnev Katusha Team 0:23:41
37 José Serpa Santander Lampre-Merida 0:23:48
38 Christian Knees Team Sky 0:24:09
39 Georg Preidler Team Giant-Shimano 0:24:33
40 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team 0:25:19
41 Benjamin King Garmin-Sharp 0:26:02
42 Bjorn Thurau Team Europcar 0:26:27
43 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team 0:26:28
44 Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team 0:27:58
45 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:27:59
46 Jérémy Roy FDJ.fr 0:32:02
47 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski Team Sky 0:32:03
48 Philip Deignan Team Sky 0:32:28
49 Ruben Plaza Molina Movistar Team 0:33:28
50 Reto Hollenstein IAM Cycling 0:34:37
51 Marek Rutkiewicz CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:37:58
52 Davide Rebellin CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:38:09
53 Nino Schurter Orica GreenEDGE 0:38:16
54 Branislau Samoilau CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:39:57
55 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling 0:41:03
56 Francesco Gavazzi Astana Pro Team 0:41:04
57 Aliaksandr Kuchynski Katusha Team 0:41:29
58 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.fr 0:42:55
59 Nathan Brown Garmin-Sharp 0:44:00
60 Alexandre Pichot Team Europcar 0:44:59
61 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar 0:45:29
62 Lawson Craddock Team Giant-Shimano 0:45:47
63 Nelson Oliveira Lampre-Merida 0:46:23
64 Laurent Didier Trek Factory Racing 0:46:47
65 Martin Kohler BMC Racing Team 0:49:03
66 Martin Elmiger IAM Cycling 0:49:14
67 Johan Van Summeren Garmin-Sharp 0:49:24
68 Peter Sagan Cannondale 0:50:06
69 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff-Saxo 0:50:35
70 Linus Gerdemann MTN - Qhubeka 0:51:48
71 Koen De Kort Team Giant-Shimano 0:51:53
72 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 0:52:01
73 Christiano Salerno Cannondale 0:52:21
74 Lukasz Owsian CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:53:39
75 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:53:59
76 Marcus Burghardt BMC Racing Team 0:54:19
77 Sébastien Minard AG2R La Mondiale 1:00:46
78 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team 1:01:57
79 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr 1:02:28
80 Michael Albasini Orica GreenEDGE 1:03:28
81 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr 1:05:29
82 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEDGE 1:05:53
83 Thomas Leezer Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:07:56
84 Sander Armee Lotto-Belisol Team 1:09:45
85 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff-Saxo 1:10:48
86 Matteo Trentin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 1:11:58
87 Laurens De Vreese Wanty-Groupe Gobert 1:12:08
88 Giovanni Bernaudeau Team Europcar 1:12:28
89 Rohan Dennis Garmin-Sharp 1:12:43
90 Gregory Rast Trek Factory Racing 1:13:24
91 Frederik Veuchelen Wanty-Groupe Gobert 1:15:30
92 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff-Saxo 1:17:06
93 Valentin Iglinskiy Astana Pro Team 1:18:40
94 Heinrich Haussler IAM Cycling 1:21:08
95 Fabio Sabatini Cannondale 1:22:18
96 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale 1:22:54
97 Gatis Smukulis Katusha Team 1:24:41
98 Alexander Porsev Katusha Team 1:26:20
99 Chris Anker Sörensen Tinkoff-Saxo 1:26:38
100 Alexander Kristoff Katusha Team 1:29:04
101 Bryan Coquard Team Europcar 1:29:16
102 Edward King Cannondale 1:29:35
103 Maciej Paterski CCC Polsat Polkowice 1:30:11
104 Jacobus Venter MTN - Qhubeka 1:30:16
105 Christophe Kern Team Europcar 1:32:46
106 Michael Morkov Tinkoff-Saxo 1:33:36
107 Yohann Gené Team Europcar 1:34:42
108 Jay Robert Thomson MTN - Qhubeka 1:39:58
109 Fredrik Kessiakoff Astana Pro Team 1:40:10
110 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha Team 1:41:20
111 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team 1:42:01
112 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEDGE 1:42:33
113 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale 1:43:21
114 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 1:43:27
115 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant-Shimano 1:44:53
116 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale 1:46:40
117 Martin Velits Omega Pharma-QuickStep 1:50:46
118 Marco Haller Katusha Team 1:50:54
119 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr 1:51:54
120 Roger Kluge IAM Cycling 1:52:22
121 Andrea Palini Lampre-Merida 1:54:25

Final Points Classification:

1 Peter Sagan Cannondale 88 points
2 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 46
3 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 42
4 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 38
5 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team 37
6 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano 29
7 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 28
8 Matteo Trentin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 25
9 Alexander Kristoff Katusha Team 24
10 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 21
11 Michael Albasini Orica GreenEDGE 20
12 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff-Saxo 20
13 Philip Deignan Team Sky 19
14 Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team 18
15 Francesco Gavazzi Astana Pro Team 16
16 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio Orica GreenEDGE 15
17 Nino Schurter Orica GreenEDGE 14
18 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 13
19 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr 12
20 Davide Formolo Cannondale 11
21 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team 11
22 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle Garmin-Sharp 10
23 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team 10
24 Rohan Dennis Garmin-Sharp 10
25 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team 9
26 Eros Capecchi Movistar Team 9
27 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team 9
28 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team 9
29 Olivier Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo 8
30 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 8
31 Heinrich Haussler IAM Cycling 8
32 Andre Fernando Cardoso Garmin-Sharp 7
33 Lawson Craddock Team Giant-Shimano 7
34 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol Team 6
35 Jérémy Roy FDJ.fr 6
36 Koen De Kort Team Giant-Shimano 6
37 Sergio Pardilla Bellon MTN - Qhubeka 5
38 Marcel Wyss IAM Cycling 5
39 Enrico Gasparotto Astana Pro Team 4
40 Michael Morkov Tinkoff-Saxo 4
41 Alexandr Kolobnev Katusha Team 3
42 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr 3
43 Rafael Valls Ferri Lampre-Merida 2
44 Benjamin King Garmin-Sharp 2
45 Laurens De Vreese Wanty-Groupe Gobert 2
46 Bryan Coquard Team Europcar 2
47 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.fr 1
48 Sergey Chernetski Katusha Team 1
49 Marcus Burghardt BMC Racing Team 1
50 Valentin Iglinskiy Astana Pro Team 1

Final Mountains Classification:

1 Bjorn Thurau Team Europcar 74 points
2 Reto Hollenstein IAM Cycling 37
3 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 32
4 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team 28
5 Philip Deignan Team Sky 24
6 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 20
7 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio Orica GreenEDGE 20
8 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team 20
9 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 18
10 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team 16
11 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 16
12 Frederik Veuchelen Wanty-Groupe Gobert 14
13 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha Team 14
14 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 12
15 Michael Albasini Orica GreenEDGE 12
16 Sander Armee Lotto-Belisol Team 12
17 Nino Schurter Orica GreenEDGE 12
18 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 11
19 Davide Formolo Cannondale 10
20 Laurent Didier Trek Factory Racing 8
21 Martin Kohler BMC Racing Team 8
22 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr 8
23 Marcel Wyss IAM Cycling 8
24 Christian Knees Team Sky 8
25 Jacobus Venter MTN - Qhubeka 8
26 Laurens De Vreese Wanty-Groupe Gobert 7
27 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 7
28 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.fr 6
29 Olivier Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo 6
30 Steven Kruijswijk Belkin Pro Cycling Team 6
31 Warren Barguil Team Giant-Shimano 6
32 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team 5
33 Peter Sagan Cannondale 5
34 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team 4
35 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol Team 4
36 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEDGE 3
37 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2
38 Andre Fernando Cardoso Garmin-Sharp 2
39 Andy Schleck Trek Factory Racing 2
40 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano 1
41 Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team 1
42 Jérémy Roy FDJ.fr 1
43 Nathan Brown Garmin-Sharp 1

Final Swiss Rider Classification:

1 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 33hr 9min 8sec
2 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team @ 2min 14sec
3 Marcel Wyss IAM Cycling 0:05:56
4 Olivier Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo 0:08:24
5 Michael Schär BMC Racing Team 0:19:58
6 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 0:20:23
7 Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team 0:27:25
8 Reto Hollenstein IAM Cycling 0:34:04
9 Nino Schurter Orica GreenEDGE 0:37:43
10 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling 0:40:30
11 Martin Kohler BMC Racing Team 0:48:30
12 Martin Elmiger IAM Cycling 0:48:41
13 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 0:51:28
14 Michael Albasini Orica GreenEDGE 1:02:55
15 Gregory Rast Trek Factory Racing 1:12:51

Final Team Classification:

1 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 99hr 38min 25sec
2 Lampre-Merida @ 5min 14sec
3 BMC Racing Team 0:07:49
4 FDJ.fr 0:07:57
5 IAM Cycling 0:12:20
6 Garmin-Sharp 0:18:37
7 Team Sky 0:21:39
8 Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:22:52
9 Team Giant-Shimano 0:26:27
10 Movistar Team 0:30:57
11 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:35:40
12 MTN - Qhubeka 0:52:20
13 Katusha Team 0:58:20
14 Orica GreenEDGE 1:00:51
15 CCC Polsat Polkowice 1:11:09
16 Team Europcar 1:13:44
17 Cannondale 1:27:45
18 Trek Factory Racing 1:40:28
19 Astana Pro Team 1:49:23
20 Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2:25:22
21 AG2R La Mondiale 2:35:19

Stage 9 photos:

Rui Costa

Rui Costa flies up the mountain. Photo ©Sirotti

Mathias Frank and Bauke Mollema

Mathias Frank and Bauke Mollema chase Rui Costa. Photo ©Sirotti

Tony Martin

Tony Martin works to limit his losses. Photo ©Sirotti

Steve Morabito

Steve Morabito. Photo ©Sirotti

Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck didn't find his old form at the Tour of Switzerland. He finished today's stage more than nine minutes behind Costa. Photo ©Sirotti

Rui Costa

Rui Costa took the lead on the day it mattered most, the last day. Photo ©Sirotti

Mathias Frank

Mathias Frank finished second and won the Swiss Rider classification. Photo ©Sirotti

Bauke Mollema

Third placed Bauke Mollema. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 9 map and profile:

Stage 9 map

Stage 9 map

Stage 9 profile

Stage 9 profile


Saturday, June 21: Stage 8, Delémont - Verbier, 219.1 km

Stage 8 finish

Johan Chaves wins stage 8. Photo ©Sirotti

Complete stage 8 results, GC, photos, map and profile |

Rated ascents:

The Race: The day's break was mopped up a few kilometers before the summit of the climb to Verbier. Then, near the top, Johan Chaves blasted off, holding a slim lead over Roman Kreuziger and Bauke Mollema to the end.

Tony Martin showed he had good climbing chops today by finishing just 17 seconds behind the Colombian climber. That let Martin extend his lead over Tom Dumoulin to 51 seconds with just one stage remaining in the 2014 Tour of Switzerland.

Sunday's stage ends with an hors category climb to Saas-Fee.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 42.234 km/hr

1 Johan Esteban Chaves Orica GreenEDGE 5hr 11min 16sec
2 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo @ 3 seconds
3 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team
4 Eros Capecchi Movistar Team 0:00:16
5 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle Garmin-Sharp 0:00:17
6 Philip Deignan Team Sky
7 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep
8 Davide Formolo Cannondale
9 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida
10 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling
Complete stage 8 results, GC, photos, map and profile

GC after Stage 8:

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 28hr 54min 16sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 51 seconds
3 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 0:01:05
4 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:01:14
5 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:41
6 Davide Formolo Cannondale 0:01:47
7 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:50
8 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle Garmin-Sharp 0:02:07
9 Eros Capecchi Movistar Team 0:02:29
10 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 0:02:30
Complete stage 8 results, GC, photos, map and profile

Friday, June 20: Stage 7, Worb 24.5 km individual time trial

Tony Martin

Tony Martin won the second of the Swiss Tour's time trials. Photo ©Sirotti

Complete Stage 7 results, GC, photos, map and profile |

The Race: Lately Tony Martin has been an unbeatable time trialist. The 2014 Tour of Switzerland has had two individual time trials and the German powerhouse has won them both. And Martin didn't beat a bunch of schmoes. Martin put a half-minute between himself and world road champion Rui Costa and left Fabian Cancellara 41 seconds behind.

By beating Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by 22 seconds Martin has extended his overall lead to 28 seconds. With some hilly riding coming up this weekend, Martin's lead of 65 seconds over Rui Costa (who moved up to third place today) might make for some interesting racing.

Results:

Tony Martin's average speed: 46.490 km/hr

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 31 min 37.2sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 22 seconds
3 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 0:00:28
4 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing 0:00:41
5 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:00:45
6 Lawson Craddock Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:59
7 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:02
8 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team 0:01:06
9 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr 0:01:13
10 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida 0:01:13
Complete Stage 7 results, GC, photos, map and profile

GC after Stage 7:

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 23hr 42min 43sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 28 seconds
3 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 0:01:05
4 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:01:14
5 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team 0:01:33
6 Peter Sagan Cannondale 0:01:36
7 Lawson Craddock Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:42
8 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida 0:01:42
9 Davide Formolo Cannondale 0:01:47
10 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr 0:01:48
Complete Stage 7 results, GC, photos, map and profile

Thursday, June 19: Stage 6, Büren a. A. - Delémont, 192.8 km

Stage 6 finish

Matteo Trentin wins stage 6. Photo ©Sirotti

Complete stage 6 results, GC, photos, map and profile |

Rated ascents:

The Race: With three tough climbs climbs on today's menu, the sprinters and their teams won't be dominating the action.

Before the stage was 20 kilometers old, the day's break (Vladimir Isaichev (Katusha), Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge), Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana) and Jacobus Venter (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) had been established. At the crest of the first big ascent of the day, The Grand Chaumont, the quartet had 2min 40sec.

After the Col des Pontins, in Sonvilier (km 81), the break had grown their gap to 3min 48sec but by the top of the Col des Rangiers, all of the escapees had been caught.

Peter Sagan tried to break things up on the Rond-Pré, but it was gruppo compatto for the sprint, which was won by Omega Pharma's Metteo Trentin.

Tony Martin stayed alert and finished in the front group to retain his overall lead.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 40.831 km/hr

1 Matteo Trentin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 4hr 43min 19sec
2 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff-Saxo
3 Francesco Gavazzi Astana Pro Team
4 Ben Swift Team Sky
5 Peter Sagan Cannondale
6 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team
8 Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team
9 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya Team Sky
10 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol Team
Complete stage 6 results, GC, photos, map and profile

GC after stage 6:

1
Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 23hr 11min 06sec
2
Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 6 seconds
3
Peter Sagan Cannondale 0:00:10
4
Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:17
5
Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:00:23
6
Davide Formolo Cannondale 0:00:27
7
Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team
8
Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:28
9
Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:00:29
10
Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida

Wednesday, June 18: Stage 5, Ossingen - Büren a. A., 183.6 km

Stage 5 finish

Sacha Modolo wins stage 5. Photo ©Sirotti

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Rated ascents:

The Race: Bradley Wiggins did not start today. After fighting a chest infection that cost him gobs of time, he crashed late in stage four. That was enough. He quit to get ready for the national championships.

The day's break was established very early. Three riders (Sander Armée, Jaroslaw Marycz and Frederik Veuchelen), none of whom were GC threats, scooted away and by the time they reached Brugg (km 56), they had a gap of more about four minutes. The trio's lead was stretched out to five minutes before the sprinters' teams began the serious work of bringing the escapees back home in time for the finish.

With about 10 km remaining the break was caught. During the race's technical final meters a huge crash brought down a lot of riders. Sacha Modolo wasn't involved and won the stage

Tony Martin remains the overall leader.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 44.401 km/hr

1 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 4hr 08min 06sec
2 Peter Sagan Cannondale
3 John Degenkolb Team Giant-Shimano
4 Alexander Kristoff Katusha Team
5 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team
6 Danny Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
7 Jonas Van Genechten Lotto-Belisol Team
8 Heinrich Haussler IAM Cycling
9 Nino Schurter Orica GreenEDGE
10 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team
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GC after stage 5:

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 18hr 27min 47sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 6 seconds
3 Peter Sagan Cannondale 0:00:10
4 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:17
5 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:00:23
6 Davide Formolo Cannondale 0:00:27
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team
8 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:28
9 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:00:29
10 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida
Complete Stage 5 results, GC, photos, Stage map and profile

Tuesday, June 17: Stage 4, Heiden - Ossingen, 160.4 km

Mark Cavendish wins stage four

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Rated ascents:

The Race: With just two ascents of the fourth-category Benkin on today's menu, the sprinters will want to make sure this opportunity doesn't get away.

The day's break, Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka) and Laurens de Vreese (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), were clear by the 20th kilometer. The pack gave them some room, but not too much. 100 kilometers into the stage the duo had four minutes.

Omega Pharma did a lot of the work of bringing de Vreese and Teklehaimanot back to the pack and with ten kilometers remaining, they had been reeled in.

As the sprinters got set to race into a headwind, it was Lampre rider Sacha Modolo who went first. But Mark Cavendish opened a big can of whoopass and left everyone behind to win the stage.

Tony Martin finished safely to keep his GC lead, making a fabulous day for Omega Pharma-Quick Step. They got to have the stage win and keep the overall lead.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 44.752 km/hr

1 Mark Cavendish Omega Pharma-QuickStep 3hr 35min 03sec
2 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle Movistar Team
3 Peter Sagan Cannondale
4 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida
5 Alexander Kristoff Katusha Team
6 Danny Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
7 Jonas Van Genechten Lotto-Belisol Team
8 Davide Appollonio AG2R La Mondiale
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team
10 Matthew Harley Goss Orica GreenEDGE
Complete Stage 4 results, GC, photos, map and profile

GC after Stage 4:

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 14hr 19min 41sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 6 seconds
3 Peter Sagan Cannondale 0:00:10
4 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:17
5 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:00:23
6 Davide Formolo Cannondale 0:00:27
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team
8 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:28
9 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:00:29
10 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida
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Monday, June 16: Stage 3, Sarnen - Heiden, 202.9 km

Peter Sagan wins stage 3

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Rated Ascents:

The Race: After a day of breaks, it was a compact group that sped into Heiden for the uphill finish. Race leader Tony Martin went to the front and took a hard pull.

Then, with 400 meters to go Cadel Evans led out the sprint with Peter Sagan locked on his wheel and Michael Albasini close by. Sagan waited and waited and then pounced. After a little elbow-to-elbow work with Albasini, Sagan timed his effort perfectly to take the sprint.

Tony Martin remains the overall leader.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 37.790 km/hr

1 Peter Sagan Cannondale 5hr 22min 09sec
2 Michael Albasini Orica GreenEDGE
3 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya Team Sky
4 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team
5 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team
7 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida
8 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr
9 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling
10 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo
Complete stage 3 results, GC, photos, profile & map

GC after Stage 3:

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 10hr 44min 34sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 6 seconds
3 Peter Sagan Cannondale 0:00:14
4 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:17
5 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:00:23
6 Davide Formolo Cannondale 0:00:27
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team
8 Roman Kreuziger Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:28
9 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling 0:00:29
10 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida
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Sunday, June 15: Stage 2, Bellinzona - Sarnen, 181.8 km

Meyer wins stage two of the Tour of Switzerland

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The Race: This is the 2014 Tour of Switzerland's queen stage with two ascents rated Hors Category, the Gotthard and the Furka passes, followed by the second-category Grimsel and Brünig climbs. The Brünig comes with 22 km remaining, so if race leader Tony Martin has been dropped, but is close to the leaders after the climbing, he may be able close the gap and keep his lead.

Indeed, Tony Martin did preserve his overall lead.

A six-man break went clear just fifteen kilometers into the stage. On the ascent of the final climbs, the Brünig, it was down to just Philip Deignan and Lawrence Warbasse. Cameron Meyer steamed down the descent and, bad news for them, caught the pair and then won the sprint for the stage.

Further back, though the break had carved out a lead of more than five minutes, determined chasing by the peloton shrank the lead to just 14 seconds at the end, allowing Tony Martin to remain the leader.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 35.381 km/hr

1 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEDGE 5hr 08min 18sec
2 Philip Deignan Team Sky
3 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team
4 Peter Sagan Cannondale @ 14 seconds
5 Ben Swift Team Sky
6 Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team
7 Koen De Kort Team Giant-Shimano
8 Nino Schurter Orica GreenEDGE
9 Enrico Gasparotto Astana Pro Team
10 Alexandr Kolobnev Katusha Team
Complete Stage 2 results, GC, map and profile

GC after Stage 2:

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 5hr 22min 20sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 6 seconds
3 Rohan Dennis Garmin-Sharp 0:00:13
4 Peter Sagan Cannondale 0:00:19
5 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:22
6 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:00:23
7 Philip Deignan Team Sky 0:00:27
8 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team
9 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida 0:00:29
10 Peter Kennaugh Team Sky
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Saturday, June 14: Stage 1, Bellinzona 9.4 km individual time trial

Tony Martin

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The Race: World time trial champion Tony Martin took the first stage and the overall leadership with a superb ride over a technical and hilly course. It is Martin's intention to repeat his Tour of Belgium performance where he took the lead in the time trial (stage 3 in the Belgian tour) and held it to the end. What makes Martin's ride particularly impressive was that Martin rode cautiously over the difficult course, afraid of crashing.

There were a few surprises in today's results. Bradley Wiggins was a distant 14th, 32 seconds off Martin's pace and Fabian Cancellara, still suffering from the effects of a training crash last week, was fourth, at 16 seconds.

Tomorrow Martin will get a real test of his desire to keep the lead. The mountainous stage has two hors category ascents, the Gothard and the Furka.

Results: GC is the same

Tony Martin's average speed: 40.865 km/hr

1 Tony Martin Omega Pharma-QuickStep 13min 48.1sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Team Giant-Shimano @ 6 seconds
3 Rohan Dennis Garmin-Sharp 0:00:13
4 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing 0:00:16
5 Domenico Pozzovivo AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:19
6 Peter Sagan Cannondale
7 Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:22
8 Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin-Sharp 0:00:23
9 Ion Izagirre Insausti Movistar Team 0:00:27
10 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida 0:00:29
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