Tour de Suisse 2018

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Tour de Suisse - Overview

Richie Porte secured overall victory at the Tour de Suisse on Sunday while BMC Racing teammate Stefan Küng claimed the final stage win.

Kung covered the 34km individual time trial in 39:44, 19 seconds better than runner-up Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) and 23 seconds faster than teammate Tejay van Garderen in third.

Porte claimed his overall win by 1:02 over Astana's Jakob Fuglsang, who jumped from sixth overall to second with his time trial performance. Third-placed Nairo Quintana (Movistar) finished 38th on the day and dropped from second overall to third.


2018 Tour de Suisse stage 9 top 10

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:39:44
2Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:00:19
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:23
4Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:26
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Team SunwebRow 4 - Cell 2
6Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky0:00:37
7Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:38
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb0:00:44
10Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:00:46
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Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team29:28:05
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:02
3Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:01:12
4Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:20
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:21
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:47
7Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:52
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:59
9Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:02:27
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:02:41





 It's the time of the year when riders choose between the Criterium du Dauphine (June 3-10) and the Tour de Suisse (June 9-17), as they prepare for the Tour de France in July.

This year's Tour de Suisse will boast a field that includes defending champion Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin), Richie Porte (BMC Racing), Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa (Movistar), and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), who will use the mountainous terrain to test their legs against one another.

The field will also see a series of the fastest sprinters in the world, who will also likely face-off at the Tour de France, such as world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Sunweb's Michael Matthews, Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal), Quick-Step's Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates).

This year's nine-day race starts with an 18.3km team time trial in Frauenfeld and finishes with a 34km time trial in Bellinzona. Stages 2 and 8 will cater to the sprinters, while there are two summit finishes on stage 5 up to Leukerbad and stage 7 to Arosa. Stage 3 is said to suit the Classics riders such as Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), and then there is everything in between.

Last year, Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin) took the overall victory at the Tour de Suisse ahead of Damiano Caruso (BMC) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo).

2017 Tour de Suisse - Final Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin28:37:11
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:48
3Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:08
4Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:37
5Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:03:09
6Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:03:51
7Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:00
8Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:14
9Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:04:47
10Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:05:30

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