Gerdemann in form

By Shane Stokes in La Chaux-de-Fonds

As was the case on Monday, Linus Gerdemann was very impressive on the hills of the Tour de Suisse on stage four. The talented young T-Mobile rider had finished second to Nick Nuyens on Sunday's third stage and did what he could to move into yellow one day later, racing clear with Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Saunier Duval) with 26 kilometres to go. The quick-climbing duo overhauled leaders Rik Verbrugghe (Cofidis), Sylvain Calzati (AG2R Prévoyance) and Marco Fertonani (Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears) and then continued ahead, opening up a 20 second lead. However they were finally brought back with 16 kilometres remaining.

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