By Shane Stokes in La Chaux-de-Fonds
British rider Charly Wegelius (Liquigas) had a good go on stage four of the Tour de Suisse, attacking in the final 25 kilometres and getting halfway across to the leading break of Linus Gerdemann (T-Mobile) and Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Saunier Duval). Wegelius was finally hauled back but his aggression is a further confirmation that he is continuing to develop well as a rider.
As he did earlier in the race, he stressed that he was very tired after the Giro d'Italia. "Since the Giro I don't really feel good but I am riding quite quickly. Stefano [Garzelli] said I could go on the last hill, when he lost a little bit of time. I don't really want to take a chance like that and just sit in the group… perhaps I should have done it on the last little hill instead.
"I got to within ten seconds of them. But then the group behind was going so quickly that it didn't matter anyway," he said.