By Shane Stokes in Giubiasco
American rider Chris Horner has won a stage in the Tour de Suisse in the past and he would like to go hunting for another this year. Earlier this week he told Cyclingnews that he had been training well in recent weeks but due to a lack of racing miles, wasn't sure how he would perform. He said prior to the start of Wednesday's fifth stage that he was coming round nicely.
"I think my legs are pretty good. I had problems with cramps on the second stage and yesterday [stage 4] I was with the front group when we started the last climb. I could feel them coming back, so I just shut it down. Today we will look at possibly doing the sprint for Robbie if he can get over the climb.
"For me, I have a few more days to try to do something, in Thursday and Friday's stages. Hopefully I can get a rest day out of this [Wednesday], recover really well, and be better for those two days. I'd like to get in a break or something.