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2022 Tour of Switzerland (Tour de Suisse)
World Tour

85th edition: June 12 - June 19, 2022

Tour of Switzerland podium history | 2021 edition
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7 | Stage 8

2022 Tour of Switzerland map

2022 Tour of Switzerland overall map


Sunday, June 19: 8th & Final Stage, Vaduz (Liechtenstein) 25.6 km individual time trial

Stage 8 map & profile | Stage 8 photos

Remco Evenpoel on his way to winning the stage. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

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The stage: Ex-racer David Loosli writes:
25 mostly flat kilometers to decide victory or defeat. The men’s Tour de Suisse 2022 will be determined by the battle against the clock. The real specialists on a time trial bike have an advantage on the last day. It will be obvious which general classification riders still have fuel in the tank and which ones are running on empty as a result of the two tough mountain stages. A time trial over this distance can still cause one or two changes in the General Classification. The most gifted rouleurs and time trialists will certainly provide a final fireworks display around Vaduz.

Weather at the city of Feldkirch, a few kilometers from the course, at 1:40 PM, local time: 36C (97F), sunny, with the wind from the west at 5 km/hr (3 mph). There is a 2% chance of rain until 5:00 PM, when the chance goes up to 24%.

The race: Peter Sagan is out of the race after testing positive for Covid for the third time. Omar Fraile (INEOS Grenadiers) was also a non-starter.

The first rider scheduled to ride was Lorrenzo Manzin (TotalEnergies) at 2:10 PM.

Here's the report from final overall winner Geraint Thomas' Team INEOS Grenadiers:

Geraint Thomas became the first British winner of the Tour de Suisse after a resounding final time trial performance.

After a nip and tuck race, the Welshman produced the second fastest time on a sweltering day, finishing just three seconds off the stage win, but ensuring an emphatic GC victory by one minute and 12 seconds.

Geraint Thomas heading toward ownership of the yellow jersey. INEOS photo

The Grenadier came into the stage just two seconds off yellow, but used all his power and experience to see off nearest rival Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe).

The victory represented three Tour de Suisse victories in a row for the team, following Egan Bernal (2019) and Richard Carapaz (2021).

Daniel Martinez also put in a superb performance against the clock, setting the fourth fastest time to jump up to eighth place overall. Dylan van Baarle made it three Grenadiers in the top-10 times with 10th on the day.

Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step - Alpha Vinyl) produced the fastest time on the day, just three seconds ahead of Thomas.

Geraint Thomas:
“[The win] is super nice actually. I was second here back in 2015. I was second going into the TT there as well but (Simon) Spilak overtook me and I lost that by five seconds. It’s super nice to win here – it’s something I’ve always wanted to do – especially after that narrow loss.

“It’s really nice to win such a big race and such a hard race. With the weather, for sure it’s the hottest race I’ve done consistently.

“Especially with the heat you had to be conservative and not be aggressive too early. It’s super hard racing. Obviously the stage (Aleksandr) Vlasov won in Mendrisio was a really hard day, but they’ve all been tough to be fair! [It was about] consistency and always being up there in the right place.

“We lost our leader in (Adam) Yates which was unfortunate. To rally and do what we’ve done has been super satisfying.”

Complete results:

Stage 8 photos

25.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 54.021 km/hr

1 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 28min 26sec
2 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers @ 3sec
3 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 0:11
4 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 0:28
5 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 0:33
6 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 0:39
7 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 0:55
8 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 0:59
9 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech 1:02
10 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 1:05
11 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe 1:17
12 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 1:25
13 Ion Izagirre Cofidis s.t.
14 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 1:28
15 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 1:32
16 Nico Denz Team DSM s.t.
17 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 1:38
18 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 1:39
19 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:40
20 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 1:43
21 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 1:44
22 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 1:45
23 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
24 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
25 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ 2:06
26 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:10
27 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 2:11
28 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 2:12
29 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 2:14
30 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 2:15
31 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 2:18
32 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 2:23
33 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 2:25
34 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 2:27
35 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 2:29
36 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 2:30
37 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:32
38 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:34
39 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar 2:35
40 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 2:38
41 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 2:39
42 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 2:40
43 Tom Bohli Cofidis 2:41
44 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
45 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
46 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 2:42
47 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
48 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 2:43
49 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 2:49
50 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 2:51
51 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 2:52
52 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 2:54
53 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling s.t.
54 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:56
55 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 3:00
56 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 3:05
57 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 3:10
58 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 3:12
59 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 3:13
60 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 3:23
61 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 3:30
62 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 3:32
63 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 3:35
64 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
65 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 3:36
66 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 3:51
67 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 3:54
68 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 3:55
69 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 4:24
70 Jose Herrada Cofidis 4:26
71 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 4:30
72 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 4:43
73 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 4:45
74 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 5:38
75 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 5:54
76 Albert Torres Movistar 5:59

 

Final GC after stage 8:

  • Final overall winner: Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers)
  • Mountains classification winner: Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Points classification winner: Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco)
  • Best young rider: Sergio Higuita (Bora-hansgrohe)
  • Team classification winner: Bora-hansgrohe

1,339.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.448 km/hr

1 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers 33hr 7min 9sec
2 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe @ 1min 12sec
3 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech 1:16
4 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 2:10
5 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 2:25
6 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 2:59
7 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 3:37
8 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 3:39
9 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 3:42
10 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 3:45
11 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:04
12 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ 4:10
13 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 4:26
14 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 6:49
15 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 6:57
16 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 7:07
17 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 8:37
18 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 9:57
19 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 12:03
20 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 16:20
21 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 20:36
22 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 20:52
23 Jose Herrada Cofidis 21:33
24 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 27:08
25 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 29:24
26 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 31:15
27 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 31:56
28 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar 35:02
29 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 38:49
30 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 40:35
31 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 41:48
32 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 42:42
33 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën 42:55
34 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 43:20
35 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 45:57
36 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 49:31
37 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 51:05
38 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 52:39
39 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 55:03
40 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 58:59
41 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 59:35
42 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 1:00:11
43 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 1:00:37
44 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 1:02:00
45 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 1:02:09
46 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 1:03:01
47 Nico Denz Team DSM 1:07:08
48 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 1:07:57
49 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 1:08:47
50 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 1:11:49
51 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 1:15:26
52 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 1:17:29
53 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 1:18:38
54 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 1:19:11
55 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 1:21:46
56 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:23:06
57 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 1:23:36
58 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 1:23:44
59 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 1:24:17
60 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 1:25:16
61 Albert Torres Movistar 1:30:28
62 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 1:30:41
63 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 1:34:32
64 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 1:35:25
65 Johan Jacobs Movistar 1:36:26
66 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:37:39
67 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 1:40:29
68 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 1:43:15
69 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 1:45:41
70 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 1:47:23
71 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:51:06
72 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 1:53:47
73 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:57:13
74 Tom Bohli Cofidis 1:57:34
75 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:00:09
76 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 2:12:19

 

Stage 8 map & profile

Stage 8 map

Stage 8 profile

Stage 8 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Thibaut Pinot

King of the Mountains classification winner Quinn Simmons.

Remco Evenepoel on his way to winning the stage.

GC third-place Jakob Fuglsang

Sergio Higuita doing what he can to save his yellow jersey.

Geraint Thomas hammering his way home to win the Tour of Switzerland.

Stage winner Remco Evenepoel

The GC podium, from left: Jakob Fuglsang (3rd), Geraint Thomas (1st) & Sergio Higuita (2nd)


Saturday, June 18: Stage 7, Ambri - Malbun, 194.6 km

Stage 7 map & profile | Stage 7 photos

Thibaut Pinot has left everyone else behind. Photo: Getty Images Sport

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The stage: Retired racer David Loosli writes:
In character, stage 7 is similar to the previous day’s stage. An energy-sapping pass followed by a mountain finish. Only this time the peloton starts in Ambri and sets course towards the Lukmanier Pass to reach Malbun via the Surselva and Chur. The leader’s team must give everything again today to defend the yellow jersey. For cyclists who don’t have great time trial skills, it will mean giving everything they’ve got. It will be an exciting stage that will certainly bring clarity to the General Classification.

Weather at the finish city of Malbun at 1:25 PM, local time: 24C (75F), fair, with the wind from the north at 8 km/hr (5 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: There were just 84 riders on the line to start stage seven. Not starting today were Sander Armee (Cofidis), Marco Haller (Bora-hansgorhe) and Quentin Pacher (Groupama-FDJ).

Forty kilometers into the stage Lukas Ruegg (Swiss Cycling Team) abandoned.

Here's the report from stage winner Thibaut Pinot's Team Groupama-FDJ:

The wait has been shorter this time around. Barely two months after his last win, on the Tour of the Alps, Thibaut Pinot made it again this Saturday on stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse, which ended at the top of Malbun, in Liechtenstein. After joining the morning breakaway with Lewis Askey, the French climber perfectly managed his effort in the final climb to conquer a solo victory on the line.

Behind him, Sébastien Reichenbach took a fine ninth place, which allowed him to move up to sixth place overall, while Stefan Küng limited his losses very well and remains seventh on the eve of the final time trial, where he will be a clear favourite.

The second mountain stage was on the menu this Saturday on the Tour of Suisse, which was, on a side note, heading towards Liechtenstein. On the way to Malbun, through the Lukmanierpass in the first part of the race, another summit finish was awaiting the riders after almost 195 kilometres of racing. For Groupama-FDJ and Thibaut Pinot, the plan was crystal clear: to get up front. “I had a difficult start to the week, but I gained confidence on Friday when I saw that I was once again able to follow the leaders,” said Thibaut Pinot. “I told myself that there was a good chance that I could play for victory if I was in the breakaway today. That was the goal since last night.”

It however took about thirty kilometres for the race to settle. Lewis Askey followed a first move, which Thibaut Pinot was able to join in the foothills of the long climb of the Lukmanierpass (29 km at 5%). “It wasn’t easy to go in the break”, he said. “A lot of teams didn’t want me to take it, so we had to insist, and the team did a great job to help me get in front. Antoine really controlled the bunch to allow me to jump into the breakaway. It was also a team effort.” “We had to push hard, and he really had to fight for it”, confirmed Yvon Madiot. “We didn’t want him to be alone either. The idea was to put a rider with him, and it turned out to be Lewis. He worked a lot for Thibaut in the first part of the race”.

It was indeed after a big pull from the Briton, five kilometres from the top of the first climb, that Thibaut Pinot launched an attack. He was followed by Clément Berthet, and both took up to thirty seconds before part of the breakaway managed to bridge across. After the Lukmanierpass’ downhill, a group of fourteen men was therefore leading the race. The gap, close to eight minutes at one point, reduced to five minutes in the long valley leading to the final climb. “We quickly understood that the peloton’s strategy was to let between three and four minutes,” added Yvon. And the advantage was therefore of… 3’30, when tackling the last ascent towards Malbun (12.6 km at 8.6%), in Liechtenstein. The gap was potentially enough to play for victory, and the fight therefore started straight away among the leading riders, as Ion Izagirre went from the bottom.

After waiting for a few moments, Thibaut Pinot then caught the first riders in pursuit and then found himself in a first chasing group with Alexey Lutsenko. The two men stayed about thirty seconds behind the Spaniard for a long time, before the rider from Melisey picked up the pace with five kilometres to go. After getting rid of the Kazakh, he bridged to the Spaniard two kilometres from the top before and almost immediately dropped him. The Frenchman then flew to a master victory.

“It was very hot, so it was important not to put myself in the red zone from the bottom”, he said. “It was risky, but my tactic was the right one. There was no panic, but there was surely a bit of doubt when I heard I was forty seconds behind. The speed at the bottom was too high for me, and I kind of knew that Izagirre would pay for it on the final, which we also knew was very steep. In these temperatures, if you go over your limits, you necessarily pay for it. I was in control, even you’re never sure if it will be enough. I climbed the way I wanted, and it worked”.

“Pacing himself, he picked up the riders one after the other”, added Yvon. “He did it with experience, courage and also thanks to a good shape”. With a gap superior to thirty seconds under the flamme rouge, Thibaut Pinot was able to fully celebrate his second win of the season. The taste was different, but also very special. “I ride my bike to win races”, he argued after the finish. “I came to the Tour de Suisse for that, to live this kind of stage. This victory means a lot. The Tour de Suisse remains one of the most beautiful races of the season for me. Winning here confirms all the work done since the start of the season. It is also very good ahead of the Tour de France, and it will allow me to get there with a certain peace of mind. Winning under 35 degrees is also important for me. I went to the car a lot, I took a lot of bottles. I tried to stay as cool as possible, that was the most important thing for me”. “It is yet another level than when he won in Italy”, slipped Yvon. “He continues to pass milestones, slowly but surely”.

After bringing the team its eighth victory of the season, Thibaut Pinot also saw Sébastien Reichenbach and Stefan Küng also achieved very good performances on the last climb. The first one took ninth, 50 seconds behind the new leader Sergio Higuita, while Stefan Küng limited his losses to 1’40 to the Colombian. “It’s a great win, and the day overall is not bad either since we still have two riders in the top-10 overall”, said Yvon. “Seb and Stefan put on a great ride, and we had great confirmation of Stefan’s fine shape. He lost some time because it was a very difficult climb, but he is still there, he is hanging on”.

On Saturday evening, Sébastien Reichenbach is in sixth place overall, 2’09 from the yellow jersey, closely followed by his fellow countryman, seventh ten seconds further. “The goal of my preparation was not to go for GC of this Tour de Suisse, but I have passed a real milestone in the mountains this season, and I will no longer set myself limits”, explained the double European time trial champion. “We’ll see how it goes in the future. I have prepared to perform well on the time trial, especially for the Tour, so I am scared for tomorrow”. On Sunday, a 25,6-kilometer race against the clock will set the final positions in the Tour de Suisse. “He will do a very good time trial, but his legs might feel heavy after two days fighting in the mountains”, concluded Yvon. “He will have extra motivation because he will be fighting for a very good GC. He will start with two goals tomorrow”.

Complete results:

Stage 7 photos

194.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.076 km/hr

1 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 5hr 6min 39sec
2 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar @ 25sec
3 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 0:38
4 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe 1:19
5 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers 1:30
6 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 1:40
7 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech 1:48
8 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:59
9 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ 2:09
10 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 2:19
11 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 2:24
12 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:30
13 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 2:32
14 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:37
15 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 2:43
16 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 2:53
17 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
18 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 2:59
19 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 3:42
20 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
21 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 4:02
22 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 4:44
23 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
24 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 5:03
25 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 5:14
26 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 5:18
27 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 5:50
28 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 6:02
29 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 6:50
30 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 8:11
31 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 8:27
32 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 9:20
33 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 9:31
34 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 9:38
35 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
36 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 10:12
37 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 10:52
38 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën 12:13
39 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 12:51
40 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
41 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
42 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 14:20
43 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 15:01
44 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
45 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling s.t.
46 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
47 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health s.t.
48 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 15:27
49 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 16:25
50 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
51 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 17:08
52 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 17:11
53 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 19:28
54 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 19:34
55 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
56 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
57 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
58 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
59 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
60 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 19:43
61 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 20:20
62 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 20:49
63 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 21:51
64 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 22:36
65 Johan Jacobs Movistar 23:00
66 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 23:19
67 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 23:50
68 Nico Denz Team DSM 24:45
69 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
70 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 26:25
71 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
72 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 28:03
73 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 28:36
74 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
75 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
76 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 28:42
77 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies s.t.
78 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 28:50
79 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 29:10
80 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 30:47
81 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 30:53

 

GC after stage 7:

1,305.5 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 39.992 km/hr

1 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe 32hr 38min 38sec
2 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers @ 2sec
3 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech 0:19
4 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 1:16
5 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:37
6 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ 2:09
7 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 2:19
8 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 2:31
9 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 2:47
10 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 2:59
11 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 3:11
12 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 3:16
13 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:09
14 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 4:34
15 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 4:40
16 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 5:17
17 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 5:50
18 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 7:08
19 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 10:29
20 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 14:45
21 Jose Herrada Cofidis 17:12
22 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 17:57
23 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 19:13
24 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 20:10
25 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 24:31
26 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 26:59
27 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 27:18
28 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 28:40
29 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar 32:32
30 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 36:06
31 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 37:10
32 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 38:25
33 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 38:57
34 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 40:06
35 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën 41:15
36 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 42:00
37 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 43:13
38 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 46:31
39 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 47:58
40 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 50:15
41 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 53:10
42 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 53:25
43 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 55:16
44 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 56:53
45 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 57:59
46 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 58:55
47 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 59:01
48 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 1:00:54
49 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 1:03:14
50 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 1:05:23
51 Nico Denz Team DSM 1:05:41
52 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 1:08:20
53 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 1:10:09
54 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 1:11:59
55 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 1:13:58
56 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 1:15:56
57 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 1:16:53
58 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:20:37
59 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 1:20:46
60 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 1:21:07
61 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 1:21:23
62 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 1:21:27
63 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 1:22:11
64 Albert Torres Movistar 1:24:34
65 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 1:28:21
66 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 1:31:01
67 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 1:32:36
68 Johan Jacobs Movistar 1:33:50
69 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:33:53
70 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 1:36:59
71 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 1:41:55
72 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 1:42:16
73 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 1:42:45
74 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 1:45:01
75 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:47:36
76 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 1:49:57
77 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 1:52:20
78 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:54:46
79 Tom Bohli Cofidis 1:54:58
80 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:55:44
81 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 2:09:33

 

Stage 7 map & profile:

Stage 7 map

Stage 7 profile

Stage 7 profile

Stage 7 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Thibaut Pinot is about to crest the final hill with the finish line in sight.

Thibaut Pinot crosses the line with no other racer in sight.

Oscar Rodriguez came in 25 seconds later.

Alexey Lutsenko was 3rd across the line.

Sergio Higuita's 4th place was good enough for the GC lead.

Geraint Thomas was fifth. He second in the GC, at just 2 seconds. Tomorrow will be interesting.

Looks like 6th-place Nicolas Prodhomme gave it all he had, and then some.

Jakob Fuglsang in his final moments in yellow. He fnished a fine 7th, but that wasn't good enough to keep the lead.

Domenico Pozzovivo is still racing at a very high level. Today he finished 8th.

Stage winner Thibaut Pinot

Sergio Higuita is the GC leader by 2 seconds over Geraint Thomas.


Friday, June 17: Stage 6, Locarno - Moosalp, 177.5 km

Stage 6 map & profile | Stage 6 photos

Nico Denz (left) just beats Clement Champoussin for the stage win. Photo: Getty Images

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The stage: Retired racer David Loosli writes:
From one “sunny Canton” to the next. For the riders, however, it will be anything but a holiday! After the start in Locarno, the route leads northwards through the Leventina and the Val Bedretto. The big battle for the General Classification will start at the latest on the ascent to the Nufenen Pass – the highest road pass in Switzerland. The long descent through the Upper Valais follows, until the ultimate challenge of the final climb up to Moosalp. The mountain goats in the peloton will enjoy this Queen stage to the fullest. The General Classification will start to really shape up after this stage.

Weather at the city of Törbel, on the route, 9 km from the finish at 1:30 PM: 23C (73F), partly cloudy, with the wind from the northwest at 18 km/hr (11 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: There were 29 non-starters, including GC leader Aleksandr Vlasov, which makes Jakub Fuglsang the leader at the start of the stage and 93 riders in the stage. Three teams pulled out completely, UAE Team Emirates, Alpecin-Fenix and Bahrain Victorious.

The Independent writes: Following a meeting involving teams, rider representatives and governing body the UCI, Tour de Suisse race director Olivier Senn said the remaining 18 teams had agreed to continue but admitted there was no guarantee the race would reach Vaduz on Sunday.

"It's obviously not nice," Senn said. "We've very sad that coronavirus is spreading so far within the teams. All the teams know the rules. Four teams decided to withdraw including the one yesterday so there's 18 teams.

"All the remaining teams agreed to start and there is no further decision on today's stage. We will reassess tomorrow morning and obviously we hope we don't have many more cases. In the moment we keep going as planned."

Here's the race report from stage winner Nico Denz's Team DSM:

Nico Denz raced to his first WorldTour win on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse, out sprinting the remainder of the day’s breakaway atop the day’s mountain top finish.

Denz made it into the day’s early break of 12 riders early in the stage, a strong group which quickly built an advantage over over six minutes on the peloton behind. Their advantage held firm over the first of the day’s two mountain climbs and by the foot of the final climb they still have over five minutes with 17 kilometres to race.

As the road ramped up Denz was the first to push on and move clear, eventually forming a lead duo at the front of the race. Despite the efforts of Masnada on the steep slopes of the final climb, Denz held strong and was still in contention when the two of them were joined by two more, eventually becoming five inside the last 1000 metres.

Denz opened up his sprint early on the uphill drag to the line, timing his final move and bike throw to perfection to take the stage win after a photo finish review – Team DSM’s second stage win of the race.

Behind, in the GC group Andreas Leknessund rode a strong final climb to place 17th on the stage, moving back up to sixth on GC going into the final two days of racing.

After the stage Team DSM coach Phil West said: “It was a nice day for the team today. Stage win with Nico and also we move up on GC with Andreas. We started the day with the goal of going for a stage result and conserving our GC position with the plan of getting Nico in the break, primarily to help Andreas in the valley road after the main climb. But as it panned out they gave the break a lot of time and there was some gamesmanship between the GC guys behind.
“Up front Nico rode a really good race and was up there with some strong climbers but he played it well and was able to come into the final in contention the sprint. Credit to the team today, they supported each other and delivered a result which was really good.”

Complete results:

Stage 6 photos

177.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 34.219 km/hr

1 Nico Denz Team DSM 5hr 11min 14sec
2 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
3 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
4 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
5 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl @ 11sec
6 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ 1:33
7 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 1:46
8 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers 2:14
9 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
10 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
11 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
12 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ s.t.
13 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
14 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 2:18
15 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
16 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
17 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 2:22
18 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 2:50
19 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 2:53
20 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 2:55
21 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
22 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 3:06
23 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
24 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
25 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health s.t.
26 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal s.t.
27 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
28 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 4:12
29 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
30 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 4:22
31 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 6:06
32 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 6:22
33 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar 6:41
34 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 8:01
35 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
36 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 8:17
37 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 8:41
38 Albert Torres Movistar 10:21
39 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 10:56
40 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 11:47
41 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
42 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 12:53
43 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 13:28
44 Sander Armee Cofidis 13:40
45 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ s.t.
46 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
47 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 13:53
48 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 14:33
49 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
50 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 15:49
51 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 15:58
52 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 16:06
53 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
54 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 16:23
55 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling s.t.
56 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 17:05
57 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
58 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 17:26
59 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
60 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
61 Johan Jacobs Movistar 17:47
62 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 19:41
63 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
64 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
65 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 21:44
66 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
67 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
68 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
69 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
70 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 22:43
71 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 24:16
72 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 24:19
73 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 24:35
74 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 24:50
75 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 24:52
76 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 25:28
77 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 27:06
78 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling 27:43
79 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
80 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 29:00
81 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 29:25
82 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
83 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
84 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies s.t.
85 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
86 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
87 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.

 

GC after stage 6:

1,110.9 kilometers raced so far an at an average speed of 40.384 km/hr

1 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech 27hr 30min 30sec
2 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers @ 1sec
3 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe 0:10
4 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 0:26
5 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 0:34
6 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 0:46
7 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 0:49
8 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 1:00
9 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:07
10 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ 1:29
11 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 1:36
12 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 1:47
13 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 1:52
14 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 2:44
15 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 3:08
16 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 3:53
17 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 4:36
18 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 6:20
19 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 6:54
20 Jose Herrada Cofidis 9:03
21 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ 10:22
22 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 10:59
23 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 11:17
24 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 11:24
25 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 13:45
26 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 15:37
27 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 18:19
28 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 19:09
29 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 19:10
30 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 20:17
31 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 27:35
32 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 29:53
33 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën 30:31
34 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar 33:42
35 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 34:42
36 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 34:54
37 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 35:00
38 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 35:39
39 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 36:51
40 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 38:48
41 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 38:52
42 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 39:02
43 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 39:12
44 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 39:53
45 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 40:57
46 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 41:32
47 Nico Denz Team DSM 42:25
48 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 45:08
49 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 46:20
50 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 47:18
51 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 47:39
52 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 51:31
53 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 54:30
54 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 55:04
55 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 55:53
56 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 56:17
57 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 57:51
58 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 59:25
59 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling 1:00:22
60 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 1:02:32
61 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 1:03:02
62 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 1:03:21
63 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 1:03:28
64 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 1:05:23
65 Sander Armee Cofidis 1:06:38
66 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:07:05
67 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 1:07:51
68 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 1:08:40
69 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 1:09:29
70 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 1:09:46
71 Johan Jacobs Movistar 1:12:19
72 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:12:46
73 Albert Torres Movistar 1:13:12
74 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 1:13:25
75 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 1:15:09
76 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 1:16:59
77 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 1:19:04
78 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 1:20:05
79 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:20:15
80 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 1:23:23
81 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 1:23:25
82 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 1:24:39
83 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 1:25:52
84 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:26:20
85 Tom Bohli Cofidis 1:27:51
86 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:32:56
87 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 1:04:20

 

Stage 6 map & profile:

Stage 6 map

Stage 6 map

Stage 6 profile

Stage 6 profile

Tour of Switzerland stage 6 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Nico Denz (left) just beats Clement Champoussin for the stage win.

Right behind them werer 3rd and 4th placed Jose Herrada & Quinn Simmons

GC second-place Geraint thomas was 8th.

GC leader Jakub Fuglsang was 10th.

Remco Evenepoel was 22nd. To his right in the Israel-Premier Tech kit should be Hugo Houle.

Some chow for stage winner Nico Denz.

Jakob Fuglsang goes into the weekend wearing yellow.


Thursday, June 16: Stage 5, Ambri - Novazzano, 190.1 km

Stage 5 map & profile | Stage 5 photos

Aleksandr Vlasov wins the stage and takes over the GC lead. Sirotti photo.

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The stage: Retired racer David Loosli writes:
Benvenuti in Ticino! Stage 5 is a pure “Tessin stage”. The sunny region of Switzerland hosts a truly classic stage. After the start next to the new ice hockey stadium of HC Ambri-Piotta, the peloton sets off on its journey south. The first attacks are anticipated on the ascent to Monte Ceneri. The approximately 80-kilometre-long additional circuit, which will be completed a little more than twice, could develop into an elimination race. The classic specialists will no doubt make the race hard and fast. The constant ups and downs on sections of the 2009 Mendrisio World Cup course culminate in Novazzano.

Weather at the finish city of Novazzano at 1:10 PM, local time: 29C (85F), sunny, with the wind from the southwest at 6 km/hr (4 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: There were many non-starters today, including the entire Jumbo-Visma team because of Covid-19. Also Adam Yates (INEOS) has Covid and did not start.

Other non-starters: Yegeniy Federov (Astana), Gino Mader (Bahrain Victorious), Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain Victorious), Otto Vergaerde (Trek Segafredo), Michael Gogl (Alpecin Fenix) & Joey Rosskopf (Human Powered Health).

Plus Team DSM riders Soren Kragh Andersen, Cees Bol & Casper Pedersen have left the race after positive Covid tests. I believe that adds up to 17 riders who did not start today.

Here's the race organizer's stage five summary:

Aleksandr Vlasov is the happy victor of the 5th Stage. The stage took the riders through Ticino in sweltering heat. Remco Evenepoel, a firm favourite, lost a lot of time.  Both Stefan Küng and Sébastien Reichenbach performed strongly and finished in the top ten.

It seemed as if he had started the sprint of the five-man group too early. But Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) held his head and his lead, claiming his victory in style. “I like Switzerland. I race well here,” the stage winner, who won the Tour de Romandie in Spring, said joyfully. “My legs were good today. And I also coped well with the heat, although it was as hot as an oven.”

But his fiercest rivals for the overall competition remain within striking distance. Geraint Thomas (Ineos), Jakob Fuglsang (Israel Premier) and Andreas Kron (Lotto-Soudal) trail by only a few seconds. The Swiss performed strongly. Stefan Küng (7th) and Sébastian Reichenbach (9th) boasted top ten finishes. Marc Hirschi (UAE) was unable to take best advantage of his team’s hard work and finished in 21st place. Previous leader Stephen Williams (Bahrain Victorious) lost more than 27 minutes and subsequently the gold jersey, finishing  99th.

Gino Mäder, the Swiss hope in the General Classification, did not start due to a gastrointestinal complaint.

Elimination race around Novazzano
It took about 10 kilometres for the day’s breakaway group to escape the peloton. Included were two Swiss cyclists, Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Fenix) and Claudio Imhof (Swiss Cycling). The group quickly built up a lead of over seven minutes but fell apart on the demanding circuit race around Novazzano. Silvan Dillier was the last man standing but was caught with 15 kilometres to go. The tremendous pace of the peloton also claimed victims like Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step). In the end, a leading group of five fought for the win, with Aleksandr Vlasov coming out on top.

Preview of the next Stage
After some preliminary hilly sections the first real mountain stage is on the agenda for tomorrow. The riders start in Locarno, ride up the Leventina and cross the highest Alpine pass in Switzerland, the Nufenen Pass. After the descent through Goms, the General Classification contenders will need to show what they’ve got. The first mountain finish on the Moosalp, an 18 kilometre long and 8% steep climb, rounds off the stage.

Complete results:

Stage 5 photos

190.1 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.172 km/hr

1 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe 4hr 30min 28sec
2 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
3 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
4 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
5 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates @ 5sec
6 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 0:06
7 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
8 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
9 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
10 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ 0:09
11 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal s.t.
12 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 0:10
13 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
14 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 0:21
15 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 0:29
16 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers 0:37
17 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
18 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM s.t.
19 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
20 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 0:53
21 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
22 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo 1:44
23 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 1:46
24 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 1:49
25 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious s.t.
26 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
27 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ s.t.
28 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:12
29 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 4:44
30 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ s.t.
31 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
32 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
33 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 6:06
34 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 6:23
35 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
36 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
37 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 6:39
38 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 6:42
39 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
40 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 8:01
41 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
42 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal s.t.
43 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 8:20
44 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
45 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 11:06
46 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
47 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 13:13
48 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
49 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 13:24
50 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 13:38
51 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 14:00
52 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
53 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo s.t.
54 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
55 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
56 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 14:18
57 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 14:46
58 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 16:06
59 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
60 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ s.t.
61 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
62 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
63 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
64 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
65 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
66 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
67 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
68 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
69 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
70 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
71 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
72 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix 27:19
73 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
74 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
75 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health s.t.
76 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates s.t.
77 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
78 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
79 Nico Denz Team DSM s.t.
80 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious s.t.
81 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
82 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
83 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
84 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
85 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling s.t.
86 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
87 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling s.t.
88 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling s.t.
89 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
90 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
91 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling s.t.
92 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
93 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates s.t.
94 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
95 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
96 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
97 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
98 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
99 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious s.t.
100 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
101 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
102 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
103 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
104 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
105 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies s.t.
106 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
107 Chad Haga Human Powered Health s.t.
108 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
109 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies s.t.
110 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling s.t.
111 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
112 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
113 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
114 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
115 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
116 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious s.t.
117 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies s.t.
118 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health s.t.
119 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
120 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
121 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
122 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
123 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health s.t.

 

GC after stage 5:

933.4 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.890 km/hr

1 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe 22hr 16min 56sec
2 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech @ 6sec
3 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers 0:07
4 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 0:14
5 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 0:16
6 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
7 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost 0:28
8 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 0:40
9 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ 0:43
10 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 0:44
11 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 1:01
12 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates 1:03
13 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost 1:11
14 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:13
15 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën 1:38
16 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 1:54
17 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 1:58
18 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers 2:06
19 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:22
20 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost 2:39
21 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 2:44
22 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 3:18
23 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo 4:04
24 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates 4:42
25 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 5:18
26 Alex Aranburu Movistar 5:45
27 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious 6:03
28 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 6:26
29 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 6:46
30 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 9:04
31 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 9:31
32 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 10:49
33 Jose Herrada Cofidis 11:07
34 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ 11:09
35 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 12:28
36 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 14:20
37 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 15:07
38 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 15:10
39 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 16:11
40 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 17:07
41 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 17:27
42 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix 18:53
43 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 19:38
44 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 19:47
45 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 19:50
46 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 20:04
47 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 20:09
48 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 22:08
49 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 23:32
50 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 23:35
51 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën 24:50
52 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 25:02
53 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 25:15
54 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 25:34
55 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious 27:19
56 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 28:37
57 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix 28:51
58 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 28:59
59 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar 29:21
60 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost 29:33
61 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 30:24
62 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 31:13
63 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 31:17
64 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 33:38
65 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 33:48
66 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling 34:59
67 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 35:06
68 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 35:15
69 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 35:26
70 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 36:10
71 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 36:53
72 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 37:59
73 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 39:24
74 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 40:11
75 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 40:19
76 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 41:58
77 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 42:41
78 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost 43:27
79 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates 43:54
80 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 44:05
81 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix 44:43
82 Nico Denz Team DSM 44:55
83 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 45:00
84 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech 45:46
85 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 46:06
86 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 46:41
87 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 47:26
88 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 48:04
89 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 48:22
90 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates 49:05
91 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 49:52
92 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious 51:38
93 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 52:08
94 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 53:10
95 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 53:35
96 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 53:48
97 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies 54:12
98 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 54:42
99 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 54:52
100 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious 54:53
101 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 55:03
102 Sander Armee Cofidis 55:18
103 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 56:04
104 Johan Jacobs Movistar 56:52
105 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 57:34
106 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar 58:25
107 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 58:39
108 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix 58:52
109 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 59:15
110 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan 59:43
111 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 1:00:17
112 Tom Bohli Cofidis 1:00:46
113 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 1:00:53
114 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 1:01:06
115 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech 1:01:22
116 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 1:05:01
117 Albert Torres Movistar 1:05:11
118 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 1:10:05
119 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:13:32
120 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 1:15:15
121 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious 1:16:23
122 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health 1:29:21
123 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling 1:43:17

 

Stage 5 map & profile:

Stage 5 map. The race goes from north to south.

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

GC leader Stephen Williams before the stage start.

Peter Sagan (3rd from left) & his TotalEnergies team are presented as part of the starting ceremonies.

Remco Evenepoel before the race

The peloton heads south to Novazzano.

Near the finish the INEOS Grenadiers work for Geraint Thomas.

Aleksandr Vlasov and Neilson Powless fight for the stage win.

Aleksandr Vlasov beats Neilson Powless for the stage win.

Aleksandr Vlasov sits up after winning the stage.

Aleksandr Vlasov will be wearing yellow at the start of Friday's stage.


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Wednesday, June 15: Stage 4, Grenchen - Brunnen, 190.8 km

Stage 4 map & profile | Stage 4 photos

Daryl Impey

Daryl Impey just beats Michael Matthews for the stage win. Sirotti photo

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The stage: Retired racer David Loosli writes:
On paper this stage is tailored for sprinters and is the flattest in the whole Tour. After the start near the Tissot Velodrome, the peloton crosses the Cantons of Solothurn, Bern, Lucerne and Schwyz. Before the celebrations in Brunnen however, there is one last obstacle to overcome on this leg. On the additional lap in the Mythen region, the cyclists have to tackle the ascent over the Sattel. This offers a last opportunity for breakaways and mountain climbers to shake off the sprinters.

Weather at the finish city of Brunnen at 1:25 PM, local time: 28C (83F), sunny, with the wind from the north at 8 km/hr (5 mph). There is a 15% chance of rain.

The race: There were several non-starters today: Frederik Wandahl (Bora-hansgrohe), Jan Maas (BikeExchange-Jayco), Kasper Asgreen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) & Jay Vine (Alpecin-Fenix).

Here’s the report from second-place Michael Matthews’ Team BikeExchange-Jayco:

Michael Matthews narrowly missed out on his second win of the season as stage four of the Tour de Suisse came down to a frantic reduced bunch sprint.

The Australian fought valiantly over the final classified climb of the day to stay in contention for the victory, but fell agonisingly short in the dash for the line in Brunnen.

After three tough days of racing, the peloton looked to make their lives easier on day four by only allowing a breakaway of three riders up the road. The trio were never given much of a leash throughout the stage and they were comfortably reeled back in ahead of the final categorised climb.

The general classification teams then made their way to the head of the pack as the pace increased on the slopes, with Matthews clinging on at the rear of the rapidly reducing bunch. The 31-year-old managed to make it over the top still in contention, with teammate Damien Howson also amongst the group of around 40 riders left at the head of the race.

With the climbing done for the day, the focus switched to the upcoming reduced bunch sprint as Howson looked to guide his teammate into position ahead of the final kilometre. Matthews made it safely through the tricky last corner but found himself boxed in as riders fought for position and the sprint opened up.

As a gap appeared, Matthews made his made move, but it was too late to overhaul Daryl Impey, despite closing in fast as they threw their bikes for the line. The result gives Matthews his second top-three finish of the week and his third top-10, with four stages remaining in Switzerland.

Michael Matthews (2nd):
“I’m very disappointed in myself, I made a big mistake in the final corner, a lot of guys passed me, but not all sprinters. Then I had to come back past them again in the final straight to the finish.

"I had to start my sprint really early, I think with around 400 or 500 to go to get back to actually fight for the victory. I had really good speed, I had really good legs, but just made a silly mistake through the final corner.

"I fought really hard to get over the final climb, I had a teammate with me to pace me over the very top and bring me into the sprint, but I was just bombarded into the final corner and unfortunately, I couldn’t launch my sprint like the way I wanted to.”

Mat Hayman (Sport Director):
"We’re disappointed to miss out in such a close sprint at the end there. It was really hard to pick the stage today, it was touch and go whether or not the sprinters would make it over the final climb.

"In the end, it was select, not all the sprinters made it over and it’s good to see Michael’s form, but when you miss out on the win by that much, it’s disappointing."

Complete results:

Stage 4 photos

190.8 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.044 km/hr

1 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 4hr 14min 9sec
2 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
3 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM s.t.
4 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
5 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
6 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
7 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
8 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo s.t.
9 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
10 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
11 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
12 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
13 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal s.t.
14 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
15 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
16 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
17 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
18 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
19 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
20 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
21 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
22 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
23 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
24 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
25 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
26 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
27 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious s.t.
28 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
29 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious s.t.
30 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
31 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
32 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling s.t.
33 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
34 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
35 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
36 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ s.t.
37 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
38 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
39 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM s.t.
40 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
41 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
42 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
43 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
44 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
45 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
46 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
47 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
48 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
49 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
50 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
51 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
52 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
54 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
55 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
56 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
57 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
58 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious s.t.
59 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
60 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates @ 27sec
61 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 0:28
62 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 0:39
63 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 0:53
64 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 1:06
65 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
66 Nico Denz Team DSM 1:11
67 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates 1:55
68 Jose Herrada Cofidis 2:11
69 Ion Izagirre Cofidis s.t.
70 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:51
71 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health s.t.
72 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
73 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
74 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling s.t.
75 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
76 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
77 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
78 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost 2:54
79 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 4:29
80 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
81 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
82 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
83 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
84 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 5:27
85 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma s.t.
86 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
87 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 7:24
88 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
89 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
90 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
91 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
92 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
93 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
94 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling s.t.
95 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
96 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
97 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal s.t.
98 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
99 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
100 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
101 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious 8:24
102 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ s.t.
103 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
104 Chad Haga Human Powered Health s.t.
105 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health s.t.
106 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
107 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
108 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
109 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health s.t.
110 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
111 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
112 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling s.t.
113 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
114 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
115 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 10:09
116 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
117 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
118 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies s.t.
119 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
120 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
121 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling s.t.
122 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
123 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
124 Casper Pedersen Team DSM s.t.
125 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo s.t.
126 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
127 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
128 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
129 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma s.t.
130 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo s.t.
131 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
132 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
133 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
134 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
135 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies s.t.
136 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies s.t.
137 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
138 Tom Bohli Cofidis 13:20
139 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
140 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
141 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health s.t.
142 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
143 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious s.t.

 

GC after stage 4:

743.3 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.819 km/hr

1 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious 17hr 46min 28sec
2 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal @ 6sec
3 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers 0:07
4 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM s.t.
5 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 0:10
6 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
7 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
8 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
9 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
10 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
11 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
12 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
13 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:34
14 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
15 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
16 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
17 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 0:55
18 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 0:58
19 Alex Aranburu Movistar 1:01
20 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
21 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
22 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
23 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
24 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
25 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
26 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
27 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:03
28 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 1:29
29 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
30 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
31 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
32 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
33 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix 1:32
34 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious 1:40
35 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 2:02
36 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
37 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
38 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost 2:14
39 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo 2:20
40 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:22
41 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 3:14
42 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 3:54
43 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious 4:14
44 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:27
45 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates 4:37
46 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ s.t.
47 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 4:43
48 Jose Herrada Cofidis 4:44
49 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 6:19
50 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ 6:25
51 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 6:34
52 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 6:40
53 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM 6:43
54 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 6:50
55 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 7:29
56 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling 7:40
57 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 7:42
58 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 7:47
59 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 7:56
60 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 8:08
61 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 8:10
62 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 8:32
63 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën 8:44
64 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix 8:53
65 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 8:56
66 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix 10:33
67 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 11:04
68 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 12:02
69 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 12:52
70 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 12:53
71 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 13:00
72 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 13:17
73 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma 13:36
74 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 13:46
75 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 14:37
76 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 14:39
77 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 15:11
78 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 15:22
79 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma 15:48
80 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost 16:08
81 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates 16:35
82 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 16:46
83 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 16:50
84 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix 17:24
85 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 17:34
86 Nico Denz Team DSM 17:36
87 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 17:42
88 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech 18:27
89 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 19:20
90 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 20:04
91 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health 20:23
92 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 20:45
93 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates 21:46
94 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 22:33
95 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 22:53
96 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 23:13
97 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 23:18
98 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious 24:19
99 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 25:51
100 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 26:16
101 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 26:29
102 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies 26:53
103 Casper Pedersen Team DSM 27:07
104 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 27:23
105 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious 27:34
106 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 27:44
107 Sander Armee Cofidis 27:59
108 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 28:45
109 Johan Jacobs Movistar 29:33
110 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 30:00
111 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 30:03
112 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 30:15
113 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 30:42
114 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco 30:46
115 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar 31:06
116 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma 31:15
117 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 31:20
118 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
119 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix 31:33
120 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo 31:43
121 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 31:56
122 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 32:16
123 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan 32:24
124 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 32:43
125 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 32:58
126 Tom Bohli Cofidis 33:27
127 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 33:28
128 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 33:34
129 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 33:47
130 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech 34:03
131 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan 34:40
132 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 36:02
133 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 37:42
134 Albert Torres Movistar 37:52
135 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 38:46
136 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 42:46
137 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost 45:07
138 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 46:13
139 Cees Bol Team DSM 46:21
140 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 47:56
141 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious 49:04
142 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health 1:02:02
143 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling 1:15:58

 

Stage 4 map & profile:

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert grabs his bike before the stage start.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan before the stage.

Stephen Williams

GC leader Stephen Williams with teammates before the race.

Panorama

Looks like a lovely day to go racing in Switzerland.

Panorama

Into the woods.

Daryl Impey

The finish. Here they come...

Daryl Impey

Daryl Impey just wins the stage.

Stephen Williams

GC leader Stephen Williams just after the stage finish

Daryl Impey

Stage winner Daryl Impey

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams will start stage five in yellow.


Tuesday, June 14: Stage 3, Aesch - Grenchen, 176.9 km

Stage 3 map & profile | Stage 3 photos

Peter Sagan

He's back! Peter Sagan wins stage three. Sirotti photo

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The stage: Retired racer David Loosli writes:
The 3rd stage once again highlights the topographical features of Switzerland. It is never just flat! As always, a stage in the Jura region promises a spectacle and is an unparalleled rollercoaster ride. The peloton must climb almost 3,000 metres and the favorites for the General Classification could make their presence felt here for the first time. It is also a chance for breakaway groups, if the sprint teams are not sure that their leaders will make it to the finish. As was the case in the previous stage, there will be an additional lap in Grenchen before the stage ends near the Tissot Velodrome.

Weather at the finish city of Grenchen at 1:45 PM, local time: 26C (79F), sunny, with the wind from the east at 18 km/hr (10 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: All 150 stage two finishers began today's stage.

Here's the race report from third-place Alexander Kristoff's Team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert:

Thanks to an exemplary collective performance, Alexander Kristoff received the opportunity to sprint for the victory in the third stage of the Tour de Suisse (2.UWT), despite the parcours with more than 3000 meters of climbing.

For more than three hours, Italian rider Simone Petilli rode in the lead of the peloton in order to control de gap with the breakaway, including Philippe Gilbert and Stefan Bissegger.

His pulls made it possible to keep the gap under 3 minutes halfway through the race and then to catch almost all escapees with 20 kilometer to go. German rider Georg Zimmermann took over and reeled in the last survivor with 12 kilometer to go.

The sprint train of the Norwegian rider was formed before the technical final in the streets of Granges and Alexander Kristoff could ideally launch his effort with 250 meter to go. The former European champion was third at the finish and took his eleventh podium of the season.

“Today was probably my best opportunity to sprint in this Tour de Suisse, which is particularly hilly. This is why the team sacrificed for me and did a perfect job from the start to the finish. Unfortunately it was not a perfect day for me, because in addition to the heat and the many climbs, Georg Zimmermann and I crashed in the beginning of the stage. But I’m satisfied that I was in the mix for the win despite these obstacles. I’m grateful for what my teammates did for me today, they brought me to the front in the technical final, which contained for example a lot of road furniture. Afterwards, Andrea Pasqualon launched me perfectly. Of course I’m disappointed that I wasn’t rewarded with a victory, but I have to admit that Peter Sagan was stronger today. I have a good feeling and I’m convinced that this rude Tour de Suisse will be beneficial for the next couple of weeks.” - Alexander Kristoff

Complete results:

Stage 3 photos

176.9 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.511 km/hr

1 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 4hr 28min 38sec
2 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
3 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
4 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
5 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
6 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
7 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
8 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
9 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
10 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
11 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
12 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
13 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
14 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling s.t.
15 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
16 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
17 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo s.t.
18 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
19 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
20 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
21 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
22 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
23 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
24 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health s.t.
25 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
26 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
27 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
28 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
29 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
30 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
31 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
32 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
33 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
34 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious s.t.
35 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
36 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
37 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal s.t.
38 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
39 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
40 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
41 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
42 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM s.t.
43 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ s.t.
44 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
45 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
46 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
47 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
48 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
50 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
51 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
52 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
54 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling s.t.
55 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
56 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
57 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
58 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
59 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
60 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix @ 31sec
61 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
62 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
63 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
64 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health s.t.
65 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 0:35
66 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious 0:39
67 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
68 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
69 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling s.t.
70 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM 0:51
71 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 0:53
72 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
73 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
74 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 1:07
75 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
76 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 1:12
77 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
78 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ s.t.
79 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
80 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo 1:18
81 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
82 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma 1:37
83 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
84 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 1:46
85 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
86 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 1:54
87 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious s.t.
88 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 2:19
89 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal 2:25
90 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
91 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
92 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies s.t.
93 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
94 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 2:47
95 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
96 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 2:52
97 Nico Denz Team DSM s.t.
98 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:55
99 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 2:57
100 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma 3:02
101 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 3:23
102 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
103 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
104 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
105 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
106 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix 3:36
107 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
108 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
109 Jan Maas BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
110 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
111 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates s.t.
112 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
113 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates s.t.
114 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling s.t.
115 Casper Pedersen Team DSM s.t.
116 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:17
117 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
118 Frederik Wandahl BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
119 Kasper Asgreen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
120 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan 4:33
121 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
122 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix 4:43
123 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco 4:51
124 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious s.t.
125 Chad Haga Human Powered Health s.t.
126 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 5:02
127 Albert Torres Movistar 6:32
128 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
129 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies s.t.
130 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
131 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
132 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
133 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
134 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health s.t.
135 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal s.t.
136 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
137 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
138 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
139 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
140 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
141 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
142 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious s.t.
143 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 10:05
144 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
145 Jay Vine Alpecin-Fenix 10:07
146 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
147 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health 15:13
148 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling 26:14

 

GC after stage 3:

552.5 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 40.809 km/hr

1 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious 13hr 32min 19sec
2 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal @ 6sec
3 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 0:07
4 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
5 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 0:10
6 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
7 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
8 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
9 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
10 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
11 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
12 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
13 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:34
14 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
15 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
16 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
17 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 0:55
18 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 0:58
19 Alex Aranburu Movistar 1:01
20 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
21 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
22 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
23 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
24 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
25 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
26 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
27 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:03
28 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 1:29
29 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
30 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
31 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
32 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
33 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
34 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix 1:32
35 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious 1:40
36 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:02
37 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
38 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
39 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
40 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
41 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost 2:14
42 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo 2:20
43 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:22
44 Jose Herrada Cofidis 2:33
45 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 3:14
46 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 3:54
47 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ 3:58
48 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious 4:14
49 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:27
50 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
51 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates 4:37
52 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan 4:43
53 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling 4:49
54 Kasper Asgreen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:51
55 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 5:05
56 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling 5:28
57 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 5:29
58 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan 5:36
59 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 5:53
60 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
61 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 6:12
62 Bryan Coquard Cofidis 6:19
63 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ 6:25
64 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM 6:47
65 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 6:50
66 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 6:58
67 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal 7:33
68 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix 7:42
69 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 7:47
70 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling s.t.
71 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 7:48
72 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 8:08
73 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma 8:09
74 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën 8:10
75 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 8:42
76 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 9:11
77 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 9:18
78 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix 10:00
79 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 10:01
80 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 10:10
81 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 10:36
82 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 11:04
83 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma 11:19
84 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health 11:59
85 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 12:40
86 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 13:04
87 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost 13:14
88 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 13:44
89 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 13:59
90 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 14:39
91 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 15:35
92 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 15:42
93 Frederik Wandahl BORA-hansgrohe 15:45
94 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 15:54
95 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious 15:55
96 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates 16:08
97 Nico Denz Team DSM 16:25
98 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies 16:44
99 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 16:46
100 Casper Pedersen Team DSM 16:58
101 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech 17:26
102 Jan Maas BikeExchange-Jayco 17:41
103 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 18:05
104 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech 18:27
105 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo 18:52
106 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 18:59
107 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious 19:10
108 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 19:20
109 Johan Jacobs Movistar 19:24
110 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 19:42
111 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates 19:51
112 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies 20:06
113 Tom Bohli Cofidis 20:07
114 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 20:14
115 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 20:21
116 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 20:33
117 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco 20:37
118 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma 21:06
119 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma 21:11
120 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo 21:34
121 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 21:36
122 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 21:47
123 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo 22:34
124 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers 22:49
125 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 22:56
126 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 23:38
127 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar 23:42
128 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix 24:09
129 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan 24:31
130 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan 24:52
131 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan 25:00
132 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 25:04
133 Sander Armee Cofidis 25:08
134 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech 25:39
135 Albert Torres Movistar 27:43
136 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 27:52
137 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 30:18
138 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 30:22
139 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 31:33
140 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost 31:47
141 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 32:37
142 Cees Bol Team DSM 33:01
143 Jay Vine Alpecin-Fenix 35:04
144 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious 35:44
145 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 36:04
146 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 37:47
147 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health 48:42
148 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling 1:05:49

 

Stage 3 map & profile:

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Philippe Gilbert

One of the best ever. Philippe Gilbert picks up his bike.

Stephen Williams

GC leader Stephen Williams before the stage start.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan heads to the start.

Joey Rosskopf

American champion Joey Rosskopf

Team TotalEnergies

Team TotalEnergies has their sprint train lined up and ready to deliver Peter Sagan.

Peter Sagan

Here they come...

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan gets his first big win since last year's Giro d'Italia stage 10, where he also won the points classification.

Peter Sagan

Stage winner Peter Sagan

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams will start stage four in yellow.


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Monday, June 13: Stage 2, Küsnacht - Aesch, 198 km

Stage 2 map & profile | Stage 2 photos

Andreas Leknessund gets his first World Tour victory in style, leaving the rest of the pack the better part of a minute behind.

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The stage: Retired racer David Loosli writes:
The second day could be described as a classic transfer stage. Over the Zurich Oberland and through the Canton of Aargau, the route heads towards Aesch BL. However, it would be wrong to underestimate this stage! Here over 2,000 metres of altitude await and it is a constant up and down. The Challpass, which is approached from Laufen, is a tough climb. Mountain sprinters and punchers have an advantage in this section. This has the potential to be an animated stage with a breakaway group that could even hold on until the final extra lap around Aesch.

Weather at the finish city of Aesch at 1:45 PM, local time: 23C (75F), sunny, with the wind from the west at 13 km/hr (8 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: All 152 stage one finishers signed on for today's stage.

Here's the report from stage winner Andreas Leknessund's Team DSM:

On the hunt for stage wins at the Tour de Suisse this week, Team DSM and Andreas Leknessund delivered on their promise of aggressive racing as Leknessund powered to a brilliant solo win from the breakaway.

After yesterday’s opening day under the shining Swiss sun, Team DSM were back in action for stage two at the Tour de Suisse; faced with another rolling stage and some challenging climbs. It was a fast start to proceedings with the bunch still compact after 25 kilometres before the elastic eventually snapped and a group of eight forged on, with Leknessund riding well to make the move for the team after some good work by the rest of the guys.

Two more riders bridged across to them and the now group of ten worked well together, building up their advantage to three minutes where it held steady for the following 80 kilometres. An easing in pace in the bunch and continued cooperation in the break saw the gap increase even further, and heading into the last 60 kilometres it stood at just under six minutes.

Hitting the categorised climbs Leknessund rode strongly, staying out front as the breakaway slowly whittled down in numbers which was also reflected in their time gap and as they hit the foot slopes of the last ascent, their advantage stood at two minutes with 20 kilometres to go.

Sensing a moment to push on as the pace slowed, Leknessund launched a stinging attack and broke clear from the rest of the break inside 18 kilometres remaining. Putting the power through the pedals, he continued to extend his advantage over the break and held the peloton at bay over the top of the climb, where the rest of the team rode towards the front and discouraged the chase.

Hitting the apexes on the sinuous descent, Leknessund hit the valley road with his minute lead still intact. Not giving up and being encouraged by the car behind, he powered on all the way to the finish straight, before sitting up and raising his arms aloft in the final few metres; taking in the adulation from the crowds and celebrating his first WorldTour level win in his career.

“I don’t have much to say, it’s unbelievable, I’m really happy to have taken the win for the team,” beamed a jubilant Leknessund at the finish. “It was full gas all day. The hardest part was on the last climb and we felt that if I could get the gap over the peloton then we could make it to the line. In the final kilometres I was suffering but also could enjoy it. We came here for stage wins and now we have one, so for the rest of the days I will try to follow and see, but to be aggressive still and go in the breakaway again will be nice so we can go for another top result.”

Team DSM coach Phil West added: “We wanted to be really active and solid as a team again. We paid real attention to the break because we saw after the finish yesterday that a different selection could come. With the climb and profile towards the end of the stage there was a chance someone could go from the break on the final climb of make a move from a small group in the peloton so we set the stage up to do that. At the start everyone was really good and there in rotation following the attacks and eventually a strong break went with Andreas. From there they built the time gap and Andreas was able to make that attack on the final climb and solo home, holding off the peloton which is fantastic. Also credit to the rest of the guys as well who were together there in the front on the final climb and help control and discourage other teams from chasing. All in all it was a really solid team performance and a nice win on stage two, to bounce back and build from yesterday.”

Complete results:

Stage 2 photos

198 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.485 km/hr

1 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 4hr 46min 22sec
2 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost @ 38sec
3 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
4 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
5 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
6 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
7 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
8 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious s.t.
9 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies s.t.
10 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
11 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
12 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
13 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
14 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
15 Kasper Asgreen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
16 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
17 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling s.t.
18 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
19 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious s.t.
20 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
21 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
22 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
23 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
24 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
25 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
26 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo s.t.
27 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
28 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
29 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
30 Jan Maas BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
31 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
32 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
33 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
34 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
35 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
36 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
37 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
38 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
39 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
40 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
41 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
42 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
43 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
44 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
45 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
46 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
47 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
48 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
49 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling s.t.
50 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
51 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
52 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
53 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
54 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling s.t.
55 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
56 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
57 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
58 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
59 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
60 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious s.t.
61 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal s.t.
62 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
63 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
64 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
65 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
66 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
67 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
68 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
69 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
70 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ s.t.
71 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
72 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma s.t.
73 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
74 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
75 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 0:48
76 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM s.t.
77 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix 1:09
78 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 1:28
79 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 1:47
80 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 2:12
81 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
82 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 2:14
83 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
84 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
85 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
86 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
87 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ s.t.
88 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
89 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
90 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates s.t.
91 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
92 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech 2:26
93 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 2:47
94 Davide Villella Cofidis 3:11
95 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 3:18
96 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 4:19
97 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health s.t.
98 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
99 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
100 Nico Denz Team DSM s.t.
101 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
102 Frederik Wandahl BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
103 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 5:17
104 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma 5:25
105 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
106 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
107 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
108 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
109 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
111 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
112 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
113 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
114 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
115 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
116 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious 6:15
117 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
118 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling s.t.
119 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
120 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
121 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
122 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo s.t.
123 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates s.t.
124 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
125 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health s.t.
126 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
127 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma s.t.
128 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
129 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
130 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
131 Ion Izagirre Cofidis s.t.
132 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
133 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies s.t.
134 Casper Pedersen Team DSM s.t.
135 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo s.t.
136 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 10:05
137 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan 10:19
138 Kamil Malecki Lotto Soudal s.t.
139 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies s.t.
140 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
141 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
142 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling s.t.
143 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious s.t.
144 Jay Vine Alpecin-Fenix 10:56
145 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 12:04
146 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
147 Cees Bol Team DSM 12:05
148 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health 14:36
149 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
150 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling 20:42

 

GC after stage 2:

375.6 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.451 km/hr

1 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious 9hr 3min 41sec
2 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe @ 4sec
3 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 0:06
4 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM 0:07
5 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ 0:10
6 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
7 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
8 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
9 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
10 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
11 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
12 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
13 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
14 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
15 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
16 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
17 Kasper Asgreen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 0:34
18 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
19 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
20 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
21 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
22 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
23 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies 0:58
24 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix 1:01
25 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
26 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
27 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
28 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
29 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
30 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
31 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
32 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
33 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
34 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious s.t.
35 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
36 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ s.t.
37 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech 1:29
38 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
39 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
40 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
41 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
42 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
43 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
44 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
45 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
46 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 2:02
47 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
48 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
49 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
50 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
51 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
52 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
53 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
54 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost 2:14
55 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious 2:20
56 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo s.t.
57 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 3:29
58 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 3:38
59 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën 4:17
60 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling 4:49
61 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling s.t.
62 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 5:37
63 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 5:43
64 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 5:53
65 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
66 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM 5:56
67 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 6:24
68 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
69 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
70 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ 6:25
71 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
72 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma 6:32
73 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies 6:58
74 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix 7:03
75 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling 7:47
76 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
77 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 7:48
78 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ 8:06
79 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco 8:08
80 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech 8:20
81 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies 8:42
82 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
83 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 9:04
84 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious 9:23
85 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
86 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health 9:52
87 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
88 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma 11:19
89 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
90 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health 11:28
91 Frederik Wandahl BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
92 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 12:22
93 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates 12:32
94 Casper Pedersen Team DSM 13:22
95 Nico Denz Team DSM 13:33
96 Jan Maas BikeExchange-Jayco 14:05
97 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious 14:19
98 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies s.t.
99 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 14:29
100 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling s.t.
101 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 14:39
102 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
103 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
104 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan 14:55
105 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 15:04
106 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
107 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco 15:39
108 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 15:46
109 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
110 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan 15:54
111 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates 16:15
112 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health 16:24
113 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar 17:10
114 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
115 Tom Bohli Cofidis 17:42
116 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma 18:04
117 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling 18:20
118 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
119 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 18:35
120 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 18:52
121 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
122 Johan Jacobs Movistar 19:24
123 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix 19:26
124 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
125 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health 19:42
126 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo s.t.
127 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan 19:58
128 Davide Villella Cofidis 20:04
129 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 20:14
130 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling 20:16
131 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo s.t.
132 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
133 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
134 Albert Torres Movistar 21:11
135 Sander Armee Cofidis 21:32
136 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers 23:46
137 Jay Vine Alpecin-Fenix 24:57
138 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 25:01
139 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech 25:08
140 Kamil Malecki Lotto Soudal 25:15
141 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
142 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 25:33
143 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 26:05
144 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
145 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious 29:12
146 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 29:32
147 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 31:15
148 Cees Bol Team DSM 33:01
149 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health 33:29
150 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling 39:35

Stage 2 map & profile:

Stage 2 map

Stage 2 profile

Stage two photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Rohan Dennis heads to the start.

The peloton waits for the stage to begin.

Andreas Leknessund leads the break from which he will launch his successful attack.

A joyful Andreas Leknessund wins stage two.

The field sprint. Alberto Bettiol is the best of the rest.

Field sprint winner Alberto Bettiol, thinking Leknessund had been caught, mistakenly celebrates winning the stage.

Antoine Duchesne leads in a group at 2min 12sec. That's Jack Bauer behind him.

Stage winner Andreas Leknessund

Stephen Williams remains the GC leader.


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Sunday, June 12: Stage 1, Küsnacht - Küsnacht, 177.6 km

Stage 1 map and profile

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams wins the first stage. Photo: Heinz Zwicky/Sprint Cycling Agency

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Weather at the finish city of Küsnacht at 1:40 PM, local time: 28C (82F), sunny, with the wind from the east at 3 km/hr (2 mph). No rain is forecast.

The stage: The Tour de Suisse 2022 will not start with a prologue as usual. The first stage, to be contested as a circuit, is a real challenge! The course towards Greifensee, the Zurich Oberland and over the Pfannenstil back to Küsnacht ZH will be completed four times and includes a total of over 2,000 metres of altitude. General Classification riders need to be on their toes from day one. While it may not be possible to win the Tour here it can definitely be lost. If the race is tough, I expect a group of 10-20 riders to fight for the day’s victory at the end.

The race: 152 riders began stage one at 1:00 PM.

Here's the report from stage winner Stephen williams' Team Bahrain Victorious:

Stevie Williams won his first World Tour race. The 26-year-old Welshman surprised almost everyone with a reduced bunch sprint win where he outsprinted Max Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe) and Andreas Kron (Lotto Soudal) after a 177km race around the Kusnacht region. The loops were hilly, and the temperatures reached 30 degrees, which took a toll on some riders. The initial breakaway of 7 had a max lead of 4 minutes.

The breakaway was shedding during the stage, and the last rider was caught with 9km to go, just before the final climb where Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), Vlasov (Bora-hansgrohe), and Fuglsang (Israel-Premier Tech) were attacking, but the front group came together less than 1 km to go.

Winner Stevie Williams: “I’m really happy how it went. It was a pretty tough day. The sun was on the whole day, quite a demanding course, and the climbs were not super hard, but they were draining energy every time. To come away with a win and win like this was great. It’s been a strange few years, and I’m over the moon to come here and win a stage.”

Sport Director Roman Kreuziger: “In general, the team was good. All the guys were good in positioning before the last climb. Of course, we are super happy that Stevie won. The mission is complete, but we lost 15 seconds with Gino, which is a little bit disappointing. He suffered in this heat, but he’ll be day by day better. Today we should celebrate and be super happy about how it went. And for me, this is my first victory leading the guys, so I’m super excited.”

Tomorrow, Stevie will don the yellow jersey on a similar stage profile, again in hot weather, defending his hard-earned jersey.

While Williams was storming the Tour de Suisse, in France, Damiano Caruso joined Jack Haig in the final metres of the 74th Critérium du Dauphiné, cementing 4th & 5th positions in the overall classification and 2nd place in the Team Classification.

Haig had hung on gallantly to the leaders on the ‘Hors Catégorie’ Plateau de Solaison climb to the line, and Caruso fought back valiantly in the last kilometres to rejoin his teammate. In doing so, the Italian posted a best-ever result in the race for both himself and Team Bahrain Victorious. It’s a 3rd top 10 of the year for last year’s Giro runner-up and adds to his confidence looking forward:

“It was truly a good result not just for me but also for the team. The week was definitely a positive one for us. We also know that we are up against previous Grand Tour-winning riders and teams who have demonstrated again that they are the point of reference.

Over three weeks, it will be a different challenge, but we had good sensations, and the important thing now is to recover well and keep that condition in the coming weeks.”

In matching his 5th place finish last year, Jack Haig confirmed that he too is a ‘rider to watch’ as the stage-racing season continues and with the Tour de France approaching. The Australian has shown not only his individual prowess but also his commitment to the team, working unselfishly throughout.

Complete results:

177.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.487 km/hr

1 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious 4hr 16min 51sec
2 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
3 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal s.t.
4 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
5 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
6 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
7 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
8 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
9 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
10 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
11 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
12 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
13 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
14 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
15 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
16 Kasper Asgreen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl @ 24sec
17 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
18 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
19 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
20 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
21 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
22 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 0:51
23 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
24 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
25 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
26 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
27 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
28 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
29 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
30 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
31 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM s.t.
32 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
33 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
34 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
35 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ s.t.
36 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious s.t.
37 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
38 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:19
39 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
40 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
41 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
42 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
43 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
44 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
45 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
46 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
47 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 1:52
48 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
49 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
50 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
51 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
52 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
53 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
54 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
55 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
56 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost 2:10
57 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
58 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious s.t.
59 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 4:07
61 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
62 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
63 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
64 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 4:39
65 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling s.t.
66 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling s.t.
67 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ s.t.
68 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
69 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
70 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 5:17
71 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM 5:36
72 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 6:14
73 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
74 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
75 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma 6:22
76 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
77 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ s.t.
78 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
79 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
80 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
81 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
82 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates 6:45
83 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 7:37
84 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health s.t.
85 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
86 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling s.t.
87 Casper Pedersen Team DSM s.t.
88 Frederik Wandahl BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
89 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 7:42
90 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 8:32
91 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies s.t.
92 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious s.t.
93 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies s.t.
94 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan 9:08
95 Dario Cataldo Trek-Segafredo 9:42
96 Nico Denz Team DSM s.t.
97 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
98 Leonardo Basso Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
99 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
100 Chad Haga Human Powered Health s.t.
101 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo s.t.
102 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
103 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
104 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco 9:59
105 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 10:07
106 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
107 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
108 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
109 Tom Bohli Cofidis 11:55
110 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
111 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 12:12
112 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma 12:17
113 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 12:48
114 Jan Maas BikeExchange-Jayco 13:55
115 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
116 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
117 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
118 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health s.t.
119 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo s.t.
120 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
121 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 14:29
122 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
123 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
124 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
125 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
126 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
127 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
128 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling s.t.
129 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo s.t.
130 Jay Vine Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
131 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
132 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
133 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates s.t.
134 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
135 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
136 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 15:24
137 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
138 Kamil Malecki Lotto Soudal s.t.
139 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
140 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
141 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health s.t.
142 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
143 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
144 Davide Villella Cofidis 17:21
145 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious 19:21
146 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling s.t.
147 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
148 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health s.t.
149 Sander Armee Cofidis 19:46
150 Ion Izagirre Cofidis 19:46
151 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 21:24
152 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.

 

GC after stage 1:

1 Stephen Williams Bahrain Victorious 4hr 16min 41sec
2 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe @ 4sec
3 Andreas Kron Lotto Soudal 0:06
4 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates 0:10
5 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
6 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
7 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
8 Sergio Higuita BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
9 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
10 Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
11 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
12 Aleksandr Vlasov BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
13 Jakob Fuglsang Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
14 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
15 Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
16 Kasper Asgreen Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 0:34
17 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
18 Neilson Powless EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
19 Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ s.t.
20 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
21 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
22 Matthew Holmes Lotto Soudal 1:01
23 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
24 Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
25 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Soudal s.t.
26 Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
27 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
28 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
29 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
30 Sam Oomen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
31 Andreas Leknessund Team DSM s.t.
32 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
33 Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
34 Rigoberto Uran EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
35 Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ s.t.
36 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious s.t.
37 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
38 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:29
39 Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
40 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
41 Michael Gogl Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
42 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
43 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
44 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
45 Fausto Masnada Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
46 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
47 Anton Palzer BORA-hansgrohe 2:02
48 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
49 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
50 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
51 Óscar Rodríguez Movistar s.t.
52 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
53 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
54 Hugh Carthy EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
55 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
56 Alberto Bettiol EF Education-EasyPost 2:20
57 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
58 Edoardo Zambanini Bahrain Victorious s.t.
59 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Fenix 4:17
61 Michael Schär Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
62 Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
63 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
64 Simon Vitzthum Swiss Cycling 4:48
65 Lukas Rüegg Swiss Cycling 4:49
66 Roland Thalmann Swiss Cycling s.t.
67 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ s.t.
68 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
69 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
70 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates 5:27
71 Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM 5:46
72 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 6:24
73 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
74 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
75 Robert Gesink Jumbo-Visma 6:32
76 Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
77 Antoine Duchesne Groupama-FDJ s.t.
78 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
79 Xandro Meurisse Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
80 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
81 Sebastian Berwick Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
82 Rui Costa UAE Team Emirates 6:55
83 Casper Pedersen Team DSM 7:45
84 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost 7:47
85 Joey Rosskopf Human Powered Health s.t.
86 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
87 Yannis Voisard Swiss Cycling s.t.
88 Frederik Wandahl BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
89 Michael Matthews BikeExchange-Jayco 7:52
90 Daryl Impey Israel-Premier Tech 8:42
91 Daniel Oss TotalEnergies s.t.
92 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious s.t.
93 Maciej Bodnar TotalEnergies s.t.
94 Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan 9:18
95 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo 9:43
96 Chad Haga Human Powered Health 9:50
97 Dario Cataldo Trek-Segafredo 9:52
98 Nico Denz Team DSM s.t.
99 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
100 Leonardo Basso Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
101 Patrick Bevin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
102 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
103 Gavin Mannion Human Powered Health s.t.
104 Cameron Meyer BikeExchange-Jayco 10:09
105 Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal 10:17
106 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
107 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
108 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
109 Tom Bohli Cofidis 12:05
110 Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
111 Krists Neilands Israel-Premier Tech 12:22
112 Rohan Dennis Jumbo-Visma 12:27
113 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 12:58
114 Jan Maas BikeExchange-Jayco 14:05
115 Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
116 Jack Bauer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
117 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
118 Kristian Aasvold Human Powered Health s.t.
119 Alexander Kamp Trek-Segafredo s.t.
120 Markus Hoelgaard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
121 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ 14:37
122 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
123 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 14:39
124 Antonio Nibali Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
125 Robin Froidevaux Swiss Cycling s.t.
126 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
127 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
128 Matthias Reutimann Swiss Cycling s.t.
129 Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo s.t.
130 Jay Vine Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
131 Omar Fraile INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
132 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
133 Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates s.t.
134 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
135 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
136 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe 15:34
137 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar s.t.
138 Kamil Malecki Lotto Soudal s.t.
139 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
140 Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
141 Keegan Swirbul Human Powered Health s.t.
142 James Knox Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
143 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
144 Davide Villella Cofidis 17:31
145 Johan Price-Pejtersen Bahrain Victorious 19:31
146 Claudio Imhof Swiss Cycling s.t.
147 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
148 Kyle Murphy Human Powered Health s.t.
149 Sander Armee Cofidis 19:56
150 Ion Izagirre Cofidis s.t.
151 Lorrenzo Manzin TotalEnergies 21:34
152 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.

 

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