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Tour de Suisse: Bissegger wins stage 4

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GSTAAD SWITZERLAND JUNE 09 Stefan Bissegger of Switzerland and Team EF Education Nippo celebrates at arrival ahead of Benjamin Thomas of France and Team Groupama FDJ during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 4 a 171km stage from St Urbanto Gstaad 1004m UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 09 2021 in Gstaad Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Stefan Bissegger of EF Education-Nippo celebrates stage 4 win (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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GSTAAD SWITZERLAND JUNE 09 Joey Rosskopf of United States and Team Rally Cycling Stefan Bissegger of Switzerland and Team EF Education Nippo in the Breakaway during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 4 a 171km stage from St Urbanto Gstaad 1004m UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 09 2021 in Gstaad Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

With about 98km to go, three riders, then a fourth, create the main breakaway of stage 4: Joey Rosskopf of Rally Cycling, Stefan Bissegger of EF Education-Nippo, Joel Suter of Team Switzerland and Benjamin Thomas of Groupama - FDJ (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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GSTAAD SWITZERLAND JUNE 09 Joey Rosskopf of United States and Team Rally Cycling Stefan Bissegger of Switzerland and Team EF Education Nippo Joel Suter of Switzerland and Team Switzerland Benjamin Thomas of France and Team Groupama FDJ in the Breakaway during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 4 a 171km stage from St Urbanto Gstaad 1004m UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 09 2021 in Gstaad Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

With 75km to go, four leaders had 3:35 gap - Joey Rosskopf of Rally Cycling, Stefan Bissegger of EF Education-Nippo, Joel Suter of Team Switzerland and Benjamin Thomas of Groupama - FDJ (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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GSTAAD SWITZERLAND JUNE 09 The Peloton during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 4 a 171km stage from St Urbanto Gstaad 1004m Rain Fans Public UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 09 2021 in Gstaad Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

A few rainshowers on stage 4 between St. Urban and Gstaad (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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GSTAAD SWITZERLAND JUNE 09 Gonzalo Serrano of Spain and Movistar Team Alex Howes of United States and Team EF Education Nippo during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 4 a 171km stage from St Urbanto Gstaad 1004m Rain UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 09 2021 in Gstaad Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

In the peloton on wet roads during 171km stage are Gonzalo Serrano of Movistar Team & Alex Howes of EF Education-Nippo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de Suisse 2021 - 85th E d ition - 4th stage Sankt Urban - Gstaad 171 km - 09/06/2021 - Marcus Burghardt (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe) - photo Peter De Voecht/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021

With 120km to go in stage 4 the original breakaway was led by Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de Suisse 2021 - 85th Edition - 4th stage Sankt Urban - Gstaad 171 km - 09/06/2021 - Edward Theuns (BEL - Trek - Segafredo) - photo Peter De Voecht/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021

Early on the 171km stage 4 is breakaway of six, pace being set by Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de Suisse 2021 - 85th Edition - 4th stage Sankt Urban - Gstaad 171 km - 09/06/2021 - Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED - Alpecin-Fenix) - photo Peter De Voecht/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021

First stage in the overall leader's jersey for Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de Suisse 2021 - 85th Edition - 4th stage Sankt Urban - Gstaad 171 km - 09/06/2021 - Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED - Alpecin-Fenix) - Bob Jungels (LUX - AG2R Citroen Team) - photo Peter De Voecht/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021

Only one category 2 climb on the day may be part of conversation between Mathieu Van Der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in leader's jersey and Bob Jungels (AG2R Citroën Team) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton on a clear day in Switzerland between St. Urban and Gstaad (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de Suisse 2021 - 85th Edition - 4th stage Sankt Urban - Gstaad 171 km - 09/06/2021 - Marc Hirschi (SUI - UAE Team Emirates) - photo Peter De Voecht/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021

Pre-race interview for Swiss rider Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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GSTAAD SWITZERLAND JUNE 09 Rohan Dennis of Australia Pavel Sivakov of Russia and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 4 a 171km stage from St Urbanto Gstaad 1004m UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 09 2021 in Gstaad Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Rohan Dennis and Pavel Sivakov of Ineos Grenadiers during stage 4 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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GSTAAD SWITZERLAND JUNE 09 Neilson Powless of United States and Team EF Education Nippo White Best Young Rider Jersey during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 4 a 171km stage from St Urbanto Gstaad 1004m UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 09 2021 in Gstaad Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Neilson Powless of EF Education - Nippo rides stage 4 as Best Young Rider Jersey during (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Joey Rosskopf (Rally Cycling) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Joey Rosskopf (Rally) leads the break at the Tour de Suisse (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Stefan Bissegger (EF-Nippo) wins stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Stefan Bissegger (EF-Nippo) wins stage 4 of the Tour de Suiss against Benjamin Thomas. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Premier Tech) at the end of stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Deceuninck-QuickStep set the pace in the peloton. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Benjamin Thomas leads Stefan Bissegger in the break. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Benjamin Thomas tries to forge his way clear. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Joey Rosskopf, Stefan Bissegger and Benjamin Thomas on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Remy Rochas (Cofidis) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) retained the yellow jersey. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Stefan Bissegger leads the winning move on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Stefan Bissegger wins stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-Nippo) won stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse, beating Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ) and Joey Rosskopf (Rally Cycling) in a three-up breakaway sprint on the Gstaad airfield.

The Swiss rider was a latecomer to a breakaway that itself had taken some 100km to form but ultimately proved successful, as the peloton rolled home more than five minutes down.

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) finished safely in the reduced peloton to retain the yellow jersey as overall leader of the race.

Bissegger missed out on victory to Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) in the opening day time trial but claimed his second victory since turning professional and his first in a road race.

He weathered attacks from Thomas and Rosskopf on the late category-2 climb of the Saaenmoser Pass (7.5km at 4.4 per cent), as the fourth member of the breakaway, Joel Suter (Swiss National Team) lost contact and had to settle for fourth place.

The leading trio tested each other on the wet 6km descent before emerging onto the airfield for a game of cat and mouse. Bissegger forced his rivals to respond by accelerating through the barriered corners that led onto the runway, before swiftly shutting down what proved to be Rosskopf’s final attack. The American then found himself leading out the sprint for the line, with Bissegger hitting out with around 150 metres to go. Rosskopf was spent, while Thomas was unable to match the pace, leaving Bissegger to sit up and roar in delight.

“Finally I got a stage win at the Tour de Suisse. I’m really happy with that,” said Bissegger, who added to his Paris-Nice victory in his first full pro season.

“I would say this one is nicer. This was a normal road stage, and the other one was a time trial, so more for specialists. Both are nice but here in Switzerland it’s maybe even a bit nicer.”

It looked for a moment that Bissegger – who started the day 6:05 down on Van der Poel overall – might be on his way into the yellow jersey, as the peloton called off the chase of the breakaway with 30km remaining. However, despite the gap reaching eight minutes at the foot of the final climb, the pace was sufficiently raised for the general classification leaders to remain in place, despite there being no real action between them on the final climb.

Van der Poel, who had to shut a gap when the bunch briefly split on the airfield, continues to lead the Tour de Suisse by one second over Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), with Küng third at four seconds.

How it unfolded

The peloton was seven riders short as it rolled out from St.Urban, as Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert withdrew from the race after learning of a positive COVID-19 test among their staff.

The 171km stage was largely flat before the late climb and descent, but the racing was anything but calm, with a long and intense fight for the breakaway.

Bissegger and Suter made their intentions clear as the early moves came and went, while there was a brief moment of drama when Van der Poel found himself off the front. Only after 50 kilometres did a group manage to establish a gap over the peloton, and even then it was shaky.

There were six riders in the move: Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Hugo Houle (Astana-Premier Tech) Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma), and Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Simon Pellaud (Swiss National Team), Jelle Wallays (Cofidis). The best-placed on GC was Burghardt, at 3:27.

They gained a lead of a minute but the peloton didn’t let them go, with Van der Poel’s Alpecin-Fenix teammates setting a strong tempo. The gap came down to 45 seconds, then back up over a minute, then back down again. At that point, with 71km on the clock and 100km remaining, and with the gap still small, several riders hit out from the peloton to try and bridge to the break. Fourth-placed Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) was off the front as a group of 12 counter-attackers made it to the break, but that was soon snuffed out and the peloton came back together once more.

The next move, with 95km remaining, proved to be the good one. Suter, Rosskopf, and Thomas went clear first of all, but it was a struggled to establish a gap as more counter attacks came from behind. Alex Howes (EF Education-Nippo), Mark Donovan (Team DSM) and Luke Durbridge (BikeExchange) tried and failed before Bissegger took off alone and successfully made the bridge.

As he did so, with 78km to go, the escape group had a lead of 2:30, and that grew to seven minutes over the subsequent 20km as the rain began to fall.

Suter won the intermediate sprint in Pohlern with 55km to go, at which point the peloton sprang into life, sensing the break had what could well be a winning margin. Cofidis put their whole team on the front, working for Christophe Laporte, and they were soon joined by Movistar, working for Ivan Cortina.

Alpecin-Fenix put one rider up front but never really looked too concerned about defending the yellow jersey, and so Cofidis and Movistar were left to go it alone. They struggled to make inroads, however, and with 30km to go and the gap still standing at 5:30, they sat up and knocked off their effort. The gap to the breakaway quickly began to rise once more and it was clear the winner would be one of the front four.

With such hesitation and drop in pace, it looked like the break could get the sort of advantage that could put Bissegger or Suter – both within seven minutes of Van der Poel – into yellow. However, Alpecin-Fenix, Astana, and Ineos were among the teams who came to the front of the bunch to set a tempo, if not chase properly.

Suter won the second intermediate sprint at the end of a long false flat, and just before the final climb began with 17km to go. They took on the Saaenmoser Pass – 7.5km at 4.4 per cent – with a lead of eight minutes.

Rosskopf was the chief aggressor on the lower slopes and while Thomas and Bissegger matched him comfortably, Suter started to struggle. He was distanced but not definitively dropped, rising his own pace while keeping the others in sight. Back in the peloton, Bahrain Victorious were working on the approach and reduced the gap to seven minutes on the lower slopes. There were even attacks, as Anton Palzer (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Damien Touzé (AG2R Citroën) briefly clipped off the front as the pace and urgency increased.

Towards the top of the climb, with 10km to go, Thomas put in a big attack, taking him over the crest with a lead of a few seconds. Rosskopf was first to react before Bissegger gapped him in the last few metres. On the plateau beyond the summit, Bissegger linked up with Thomas and they looked around to see Rosskopf not just joining but attacking.

The trio came together for the 6km descent, although it was a loose alliance, with the three of them putting in small digs. They emerged together at the entrance to the Gstaad airfield with 3km to go.

Bissegger saw the two barriered corners that led them onto the runway as an opportunity to accelerate and open gaps. Thomas was onto him, while Rosskopf subsequently made contact under the 2km-to-go banner. The American bided his time before launching his last major roll of the dice, but it was to no avail as Bissegger was quickly onto it.

The three riders then resigned themselves to settle things in a sprint, with Rosskopf already appearing defeated as he slowly led through the final kilometre. He kicked with just under 200 metres to go but Bissegger’s final acceleration was telling.

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 3:46:21
2Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
3Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling
4Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland 0:00:23
5Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:16
6Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates
7Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
8Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
9Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
10Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange
11Andreas Stokbro (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
12Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team
13Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
14Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ
15Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
16Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal
17Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers
18Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal
19Lukas Ruegg (Swi) Switzerland
20Roland Thalmann (Swi) Switzerland
21Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
22Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
23Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team
24Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
25Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie
26Dion Smith (NZl) Team BikeExchange
27Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM
28Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange
29Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
30Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM
31Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
32Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
33Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
34Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
35Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Total Direct Energie
36Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal
37Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo
38Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
39Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
40Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis
41Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
42Alexander Kamp (Den) Trek-Segafredo
43Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo
44Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
45Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
46Stephen Williams (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
47Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
48Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange
49Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
50Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
51Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM
52Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
53Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious
54Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
55Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates
56Bob Jungels (Lux) AG2R Citroën Team
57Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
58Victor de la Parte (Spa) Total Direct Energie
59Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix
60Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal
61Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
62Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
63Kilian Frankiny (Swi) Team Qhubeka Assos
64Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange
65Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech
66Fabien Doubey (Fra) Total Direct Energie
67Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo
68Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
69Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
70Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling
71Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM
72Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
73Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Qhubeka Assos
74Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
75Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
76Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
77Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange
78Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
79Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
80Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
81James Piccoli (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
82Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team
83Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
84Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling
85Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Team DSM 0:05:32
86Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
87Romain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM
88Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
89Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally Cycling
90Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
91Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
92Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:05:49
93Julien Simon (Fra) Total Direct Energie
94Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ 0:06:02
95Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis
96Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
97Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
98Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
99Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 0:06:17
100Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Team Qhubeka Assos
101Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
102Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep
103Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
104Michal Golas (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers
105Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
106David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
107Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
108Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team
109Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
110Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:06:25
111Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie
112Jonas Gregaard (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
113Rohan Dennis (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers
114Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:06:42
115Jack Bauer (NZl) Team BikeExchange 0:07:49
116Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:08:13
117Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:08:17
118Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling
119Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:08:25
120Kevin Kuhn (Swi) Switzerland 0:09:35
121Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:10:43
122John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal
123Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
124Connor Brown (NZl) Team Qhubeka Assos
125Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team
126Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos
127Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation
128Marc Sarreau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
129Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
130André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
131Juan Diego Alba Bolivar (Col) Movistar Team
132Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe
133Johan Jacobs (Swi) Movistar Team
134Matthew Walls (GBr) Bora-Hansgrohe
135Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
136 Cyrille Thiery (Swi) Switzerland
137Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education-Nippo
138Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:11:44
139Simon Pellaud (Swi) Switzerland
140Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling
141Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
142Alex Howes (USA) EF Education-Nippo
143Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-Nippo
144Alvaro Hodeg Chagui (Col) Deceuninck-QuickStep
145Eros Capecchi (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
146Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis
147Claudio Imhof (Swi) Switzerland
148Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis
149Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
150Floris De Tier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
151Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
152Szymon Sajnok (Pol) Cofidis
DNSPieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNSJan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNSMaurits Lammertink (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNSSimone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNSBaptiste Planckaert (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNSGeorg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNSLorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNSAlexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ

Sprint 1 - Hauptstrasse - Sprint km. 113.5
1Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland4
2Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ2
3Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo1

Sprint 2 - Thunstrasse - Sprint km. 153.7
1Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling4
2Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland2
3Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1

Sprint 3 - Finish - Gstaad km. 171
1Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo12
2Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ8
3Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling6
4Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland4
5Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo2

Mountain 1 - Saanenmöserstrasse km. 161.2
1Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ6
2Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo4
3Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling3
4Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland2
5Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie1

Young Riders
1Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo3:46:21
2Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland0:0:23
3Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:05:16
4Andreas Stokbro (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos0:05:16
5Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:05:16
6Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ0:05:16
7Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix0:05:16
8Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:16
9Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers0:05:16
10Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal0:05:16
11Lukas Ruegg (Swi) Switzerland0:05:16
12Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:05:16
13Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange0:05:16
14Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:16
15Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis0:05:16
16Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo0:05:16
17Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates0:05:16
18Stephen Williams (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:05:16
19Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM0:05:16
20Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious0:05:16
21Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:05:16
22Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal0:05:16
23Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech0:05:16
24Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:16
25Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling0:05:16
26Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM0:05:16
27Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers0:05:16
28Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:05:32
29Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:49
30Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM0:06:02
31Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo0:06:17
32Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:06:17
33Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:06:17
34Jonas Gregaard (Den) Astana-Premier Tech0:06:25
35Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:06:42
DNSAlexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
DNSGeorg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
-Kevin Kuhn (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Connor Brown (NZl) Team Qhubeka AssosOK
-Juan Diego Alba Bolivar (Col) Movistar TeamOK
-Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-HansgroheOK
-Johan Jacobs (Swi) Movistar TeamOK
-Matthew Walls (GBr) Bora-HansgroheOK
-Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier TechOK
-Alvaro Hodeg Chagui (Col) Deceuninck-QuickStepOK
-Szymon Sajnok (Pol) CofidisOK

2EF Education-Nippo0:0:00
3Rally Cycling0:0:00
4Swiss Cycling0:0:23
6Team BikeExchange0:05:16
7Lotto Soudal0:05:16
8UAE Team Emirates0:05:16
10Bahrain Victorious0:05:16
11Movistar Team0:05:16
12Team DSM0:05:16
13Total Direct Energie0:05:16
15Astana-Premier Tech0:05:16
16Ineos Grenadiers0:05:16
17Team Qhubeka Assos0:05:16
18Israel Start-up Nation0:05:16
20AG2R Citroën Team0:05:16

General classification after stage 4
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 12:40:51
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:01
3Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:04
4Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:06
5Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:13
6Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:16
7Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:17
8Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:00:29
9Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal 0:00:37
10Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 0:00:38
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:00:39
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
13Alexander Kamp (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:48
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:00:50
15Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:52
16Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:56
17Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
18Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:00:59
19Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM
20Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis 0:01:02
21Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 0:01:04
22Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie
23Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
24Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 0:01:07
25Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:10
26Stephen Williams (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:12
27Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:01:19
28Bob Jungels (Lux) AG2R Citroën Team 0:01:21
29Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:01:30
30Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:01:36
31Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange 0:01:40
32Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM 0:01:41
33Victor de la Parte (Spa) Total Direct Energie 0:01:52
34Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis 0:01:53
35Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:01:55
36Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:57
37Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:00
38Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:06
39Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:08
40Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:10
41Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland 0:02:21
42Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:35
43Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:02:38
44Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM 0:02:42
45Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:02:56
46Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:03:10
47Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 0:03:16
48Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis
49Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:20
50Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:43
51Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:47
52Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:03:48
53Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
54Roland Thalmann (Swi) Switzerland 0:03:50
55Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 0:03:53
56Dion Smith (NZl) Team BikeExchange 0:04:02
57Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 0:04:15
58Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Team DSM 0:04:16
59Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 0:04:56
60Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix 0:05:03
61Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech 0:05:04
62Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 0:05:10
63Fabien Doubey (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:05:13
64Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:05:17
65Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal 0:05:26
66Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:27
67Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:05:28
68Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 0:05:32
69Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:05:41
70Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:05:42
71Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:05:53
72Jonas Gregaard (Den) Astana-Premier Tech 0:05:55
73Julien Simon (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:05:59
74Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally Cycling 0:06:05
75Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:06:13
76Rohan Dennis (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:06:44
77David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:06:48
78Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma 0:06:52
79Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling 0:06:58
80Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ 0:07:08
81Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange 0:07:10
82Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:07:14
83Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling 0:07:20
84Lukas Ruegg (Swi) Switzerland
85Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:07:21
86Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange
87Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix 0:07:29
88Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:07:32
89Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 0:07:58
90Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:02
91Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis 0:08:13
92Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:08:15
93Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:22
94Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
95Andreas Stokbro (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:08:26
96Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:10:09
97Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:10:21
98Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:10:28
99Kilian Frankiny (Swi) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:11:00
100Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:11:06
101Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:11:09
102Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling 0:11:46
103Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM 0:12:16
104John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:12:25
105Romain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM 0:12:36
106Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:12:40
107Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:12:52
108Claudio Imhof (Swi) Switzerland 0:13:02
109Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis 0:13:21
110Michal Golas (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 0:13:43
111Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling 0:13:59
112Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:14:30
113Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:14:39
114Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:14:47
115Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:15:55
116Simon Pellaud (Swi) Switzerland 0:16:30
117 Cyrille Thiery (Swi) Switzerland 0:16:44
118Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:18:42
119Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 0:18:50
120Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis 0:19:09
121Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:19:14
122Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:19:24
123Eros Capecchi (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:19:37
124Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo 0:20:16
125James Piccoli (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 0:20:33
126Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ 0:20:36
127Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:21:01
128Marc Sarreau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:21:39
129Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 0:21:41
130Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:21:42
131Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation 0:22:00
132Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:22:08
133Alvaro Hodeg Chagui (Col) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:22:10
134Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation 0:22:16
135André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 0:22:36
136Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:22:47
137Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:23:05
138Matthew Walls (GBr) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:23:37
139Kevin Kuhn (Swi) Switzerland 0:23:47
140Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling 0:25:15
141Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-Nippo 0:26:21
142Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:27:32
143Johan Jacobs (Swi) Movistar Team 0:29:08
144Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:31:00
145Jack Bauer (NZl) Team BikeExchange 0:31:39
146Szymon Sajnok (Pol) Cofidis 0:31:57
147Alex Howes (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:32:03
148Juan Diego Alba Bolivar (Col) Movistar Team 0:32:16
149Floris De Tier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:32:45
150Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling 0:32:51
151Connor Brown (NZl) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:34:37
152Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education-Nippo 0:39:33

Points classification
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix24
2Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo21
3Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ12
4Claudio Imhof (Swi) Switzerland12
5Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ11
6Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland10
7Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling10
8Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep10
9Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe10
10Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep8
11Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis8
12Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange6
13Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious6
14Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team4
15Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-Nippo4
16Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis2
17Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team2
18Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers2
19Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo2
20Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates2
21Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation1
22Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange1
23Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis1
24Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling1

Mountains classification
1Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling10
2Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis10
3Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe6
4Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ6
5Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling6
6Claudio Imhof (Swi) Switzerland6
7Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling5
8Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis4
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep4
10Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo4
11Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling3
12Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation3
13Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland2
14Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers2
15Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix2
16Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers1
17Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie1
18Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix1

Young riders classification
1Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo12:41:20
2Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal0:0:08
3Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo0:0:09
4Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates0:0:23
5Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers0:0:27
6Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange0:0:30
7Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix0:0:38
8Stephen Williams (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:0:43
9Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM0:01:12
10Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis0:01:24
11Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:28
12Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious0:01:37
13Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland0:01:52
14Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech0:02:47
15Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:51
16Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:03:24
17Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal0:04:57
18Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:05:12
19Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ0:06:39
20Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling0:06:51
21Lukas Ruegg (Swi) Switzerland0:06:51
22Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:06:52
23Andreas Stokbro (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos0:07:57
24Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM0:11:47
25Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:14:18
26Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:21:39

Teams classification
1EF Education-Nippo25:21:21
3Rally Cycling0:02:52
4Swiss Cycling0:03:38
6Ineos Grenadiers0:04:26
7Astana-Premier Tech0:04:37
9Team BikeExchange0:05:22
13Total Direct Energie0:05:46
14Movistar Team0:06:06
16Team DSM0:06:25
17Bahrain Victorious0:06:39
18Lotto Soudal0:07:49
19Team Qhubeka Assos0:08:17
20AG2R Citroën Team0:08:19
21UAE Team Emirates0:08:23
22Israel Start-up Nation0:09:08
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Deputy Editor - Europe. Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. After joining Cyclingnews as a staff writer on the back of work experience, Patrick became Features Editor in 2018 and oversaw significant growth in the site’s long-form and in-depth output. Since 2021 he has been Deputy Editor - Europe, taking more responsibility for the site’s content as a whole, while still writing and - despite a pandemic-induced hiatus - travelling to races around the world. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.

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