A quiet day for the Tour de Suisse peloton

A quiet day for the Tour de Suisse peloton

The profile of the second stage favoured a breakaway, and five hours after the start it ended up fulfilling the expectations, one rider managing to hold off the chasers despite the three classified climbs punctuating the last 50 kilometers.

A ten-man group went clear as the bunch left behind Küsnacht, where Sunday’s stage concluded, and didn’t need too long before establishing a mammoth eight-minute gap over a peloton that wasn’t troubled by this move. It was only on the penultimate ascent that the chasers decided to ramp up the pace, but despite slashing the gap to one minute with 17 kilometers to go, the sole survivor of the break Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) took the victory in Aesch.

The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boys concluded with the peloton, and Ilan Van Wilder remained our best-placed rider in the general classification, just ten seconds from the lead, ahead of another hilly stage, this time to Grenchen.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
4:46:22
2 Alberto Bettiol
EF Education-EasyPost
0:38
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:38
4 Andrea Pasqualon
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:38
5 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
0:38
6 Nikias Arndt
Team DSM
0:38
7 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:38
8 Edoardo Zambanini
Bahrain - Victorious
0:38
9 Daniel Oss
TotalEnergies
0:38
10 Stefano Oldani
Alpecin-Fenix
0:38
15 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:38
47 Ilan Van Wilder
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:38
51 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:38
63 Fausto Masnada
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:38
114 Louis Vervaeke
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
5:25
146 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:04
149 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
14:36
1 Stephen Williams
Bahrain - Victorious
9:03:41
2 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:04
3 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
0:06
4 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:07
5 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:10
6 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:10
7 Sepp Kuss
Jumbo-Visma
0:10
8 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:10
9 Domenico Pozzovivo
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:10
10 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:10
11 Ilan Van Wilder
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:10
15 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:10
17 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:34
42 Fausto Masnada
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:29
89 Louis Vervaeke
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:19
144 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
26:05
146 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
29:32
1 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
20 pt
2 Stephen Williams
Bahrain - Victorious
12 pt
3 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
12 pt
4 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
8 pt
5 Alberto Bettiol
EF Education-EasyPost
8 pt
6 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
6 pt
7 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
6 pt
8 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
4 pt
9 Andrea Pasqualon
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4 pt
10 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
3 pt
1 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
13 pt
2 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
10 pt
3 Simon Vitzthum
Switzerland
10 pt
4 Jonas Rutsch
EF Education-EasyPost
8 pt
5 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
6 pt
6 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
6 pt
7 Johan Jacobs
Movistar Team
5 pt
8 Jakob Fuglsang
Israel - Premier Tech
3 pt
9 Michael Schär
AG2R Citroën Team
3 pt
10 Matteo Badilatti
Groupama - FDJ
2 pt
11 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
1 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
9:03:47
2 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:01
3 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:04
4 Ilan Van Wilder
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:04
5 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
0:04
6 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:04
7 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
0:28
8 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
0:52
9 Stefano Oldani
Alpecin-Fenix
0:55
10 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma
0:55
1 BORA - hansgrohe 27:11:33
2 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:24
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:51
4 Groupama - FDJ 1:15
5 Jumbo-Visma 1:42
6 Bahrain - Victorious 1:42
7 Lotto Soudal 1:42
8 AG2R Citroën Team 2:34
9 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 2:38
10 EF Education-EasyPost 3:07

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