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Swiss sprinter's jersey to Volksbank again

Team Volksbank won the white jersey for the best sprinter at the Tour de Suisse for the second year in a row. Rene Weissinger assured himself of the jersey by winning the first of two intermediate sprints in Sunday's final stage.

Weissinger was part of a five-man escape group, which stayed away 130 km and was caught again shortly before the finish line. Last year the jersey was won by his team-mate Florian Stalder.

The Austrian Professional Continental team didn't take the stage win it had hoped for, but was content with what it had. "The trikot counts," said Team Manger Thomas Kofler, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Sunday. "In the ProTour we have to adjust to them. We showed ourselves well, and were often in escape groups. The guys saw that they could ride with the best, which gave them confidence and hope for the next races." (SW)