Tour of Switzerland Stage Five Ends In Crash

BUREN AN DER AARE, Switzerland, June 18, 2014 (AFP) - Sacha Modolo stayed clear of a pile-up in the sprint to the finish line to win stage five of the Tour of Switzerland on Wednesday with Germany's Tony Martin once more retaining the overall lead. Lampre rider Modolo fended off the challenge of stage three winner Peter Sagan and John Degenkolb down the stretch while Mark Cavendish, who … [Read more...]

Cameron Meyer Wins Tour of Switzerland Stage 2

SARNEN, Switzerland, June 15, 2014 (AFP) - Australian Cameron Meyer won Sunday's second stage in the Tour of Switzerland while time-trial specialist Tony Martin of Germany retained the leader's yellow jersey. Orica-GreenEdge rider Meyer won a sprint finish ahead of Sky's Philip Deignan and BMC's Larry Warbasse as the race headed into the mountains for the first time during the 181.8km … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Wins Tour of Switzerland Time-Trial

BELLINZONA, Switzerland, June 14, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's triple world champion Tony Martin won the opening time-trial of the Tour of Switzerland on Saturday to take the leader's yellow jersey. The Omega-Pharma rider, who won the world time-trial races the past three years, covered the 9.4km course around Bellinzona in a time of 13min 48secs, six seconds ahead of Dutchman Tom Dumoulin … [Read more...]

Tour of Switzerland Stage 2 Report and Results

LAUSANNE, May 01, 2014 (AFP) - Switzerland's Michael Albasini won the second stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Thursday to also earn the overall race leader's jersey. The Orica GreenEDGE rider outsprinted Frenchman Tony Hurel and Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo at the end of a 166.5km stage from Sion to Montreux. Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski had begun the day in the leader's yellow … [Read more...]

Costa Doubles Up And Retains Tour of Switzerland Crown

FLUMSERBERG, Switzerland, June 16, 2013 (AFP) - Portuguese rider Rui Costa won his second successive Tour of Switzerland on Sunday after an impressive ride in the ninth and final stage, a 26.8km time-trial in Flumserberg. The 26-year-old, who rides for the Movistar team, timed 51min 57.58sec to easily make up the 13sec gap between him and overnight leader Mathias Frank … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Takes Sprint Stage 8, Mathias Frank In Yellow

BAD RAGAZ, Switzerland, June 15, 2013 (AFP) - Slovakian rider Peter Sagan, of the Cannondale team, won a sprint finish to take the eighth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Saturday with home star Mathias Frank keeping the yellow jersey. Sagan, who had also won Monday's third stage, was the strongest over the last few meters of the 180.5km run from Zernez and Bad Ragaz. He … [Read more...]

Rui Da Costa Powers To Victory, closes Tour of Switzerland Stage 7

LA PUNT, Switzerland, June 14, 2013 (AFP) - Defending champion Rui Da Costa of Portugal boosted his hopes of retaining his Tour of Switzerland title as he powered to victory on a grueling seventh stage to close the gap on overall leader Mathias Frank to 13 seconds. Da Costa was in a leading group of three riders alongside Dutchman Bauke Mollema and American Tejay van Garderen entering … [Read more...]

Rast Powers To Victory, Frank Retains Tour of Switzerland Lead

MEILEN, Switzerland, June 13, 2013 (AFP) - Gregory Rast won the sixth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Thursday as Mathias Frank retained the leader's yellow jersey. Veteran Swiss Rast powered clear of Mathew Hayman, Alexander Kolobnev and Bert Grabsch over the final kilometre after the quartet had stayed out in front for much of the 186.1km ride from Leuggern to Meilen. … [Read more...]

Kristoff Sprints To Victory At Tour of Switzerland Stage 5

LEUGGERN, Switzerland, June 12, 2013 (AFP) - Norway's Olympic road race bronze medallist Alexander Kristoff won the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Wednesday as Mathias Frank maintained his hold on the leader's yellow jersey. The 176.4km ride from Buochs to Leuggern finished as expected in a bunch sprint despite a four-man breakaway staying out in front for most of the … [Read more...]

Demare Surprise Stage 4 Winner At Tour of Switzerland

BUOCHS, Switzerland, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Frenchman Arnaud Demare of FDJ was the surprise winner of the fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Tuesday. Home hope Mathias Frank kept hold of the leader's yellow jersey after finishing the 161km stage from Innertkirchen to Buochs safely in the peloton. Sprint favourites Peter Sagan, the winner of Monday's third stage, and … [Read more...]