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Wyss wins Swiss road championship

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Danilo Wyss (BMC) in the most courageous rider jersey

Danilo Wyss (BMC) in the most courageous rider jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Danilo Wyss wins the Swiss road race championship.

Danilo Wyss wins the Swiss road race championship. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Danilo Wyss on his way to winning the Swiss road race championship.

Danilo Wyss on his way to winning the Swiss road race championship. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Danilo Wyss on the Swiss road race podium.

Danilo Wyss on the Swiss road race podium. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Danil0 Wyss in his Swiss jersey.

Danil0 Wyss in his Swiss jersey. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Danilo Wyss bites into his gold medal.

Danilo Wyss bites into his gold medal. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing) beat Sébastien Reichenbach (IAM Cycling) in a two-up sprint to take the Swiss road race title on Sunday in Steinmauer. Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling) finished six seconds later for third, while Fabian Cancellara finished in a six-rider group that came in 19 seconds behind the leaders.

"I tried to attack Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) with 2km to go because I knew he was really fast and really good on this type of finish," Wyss said.

"It was a tricky finish because the last kilometer was a bit downhill and then there were two 90-degree turns,” he said. “I knew I had to take one of the last turns in the front. I took all the risks and sprinted before the turn. Albasini did the same and we entered too fast and he crashed."

Wyss's title added to the Swiss national time trial title BMC’s Silvan Dillier won on Wednesday. Dillier finished fourth in Sunday's race, winning the sprint from Cancellara’s group.

Wyss benefited from work early in the race by five riders from the BMC Development Team, said director Fabio Baldato. They combined to bring back a dangerous breakaway that included defending Swiss national road champion Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling).

"We had two teams here, but they really raced like one today," Baldato said. "All of the guys from the development team were working to give everything for the other guys. It was very impressive. Michael Schär completed the job in the last 30km and we brought back the breakaway 10km from the finish."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team4:37:27
2Sebastien Reichenbach (Sui) IAM Cycling
3Matthias Frank (Sui) IAM Cycling0:00:06
4Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team0:00:19
5Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Trek Factory Racing
6Martin Elmiger (Sui) IAM Cycling
7Jonathan Fumeaux (sui) IAM Cycling
8Enea Cambianica (Sui) Meridiana Kamen Team
9Marcel Wyss (Sui) IAM Cycling
10Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica GreenEDGE0:00:26

 

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