Tour de Suisse: Evenepoel remains well-placed

Tour de Suisse: Evenepoel remains well-placed

A charming resort on Lake Lucerne, Brunnen was visited Wednesday by the Tour de Suisse peloton for the first time in more than five decades. The previous time it featured in the race, back in 1968, Spain’s Aurelio Gonzales took the victory from the breakaway more than four minutes ahead of the chasers.

A breakaway was in the spotlight also now, but only until with 20 kilometers to go, when the chasers reabsorbed it as they prepared to tackle the second-category climb Sattel (3.8km, 7.6%). Despite the numerous attacks from those hoping to avoid a bunch finish, it all came back together on the descent, and Daryl Impey (Israel-PremierTech) prevailed.

Remco Evenepoel enjoyed a quiet day, protected by his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl teammates, and concluded the race in the same time as the winner. The Belgian, a debutant at the Tour de Suisse, finds himself just ten seconds from the overall lead going into the hard stage 5, which features a hard circuit around Novazzano and punchy uphill finish.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Daryl Impey
Israel - Premier Tech
4:14:09
2 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:00
3 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team DSM
0:00
4 Alberto Bettiol
EF Education-EasyPost
0:00
5 Thomas Pidcock
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
6 Alex Aranburu Deba
Movistar Team
0:00
7 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
8 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
9 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
0:00
10 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
45 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
56 Fausto Masnada
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
57 Ilan Van Wilder
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
63 Louis Vervaeke
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:53
106 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8:24
123 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10:09
DNS Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-04:14:09
1 Stephen Williams
Bahrain - Victorious
17:46:28
2 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
0:06
3 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
0:07
4 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:07
5 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:10
6 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:10
7 Sepp Kuss
Jumbo-Visma
0:10
8 Jakob Fuglsang
Israel - Premier Tech
0:10
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:10
10 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
12 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:10
40 Fausto Masnada
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:22
44 Ilan Van Wilder
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:27
75 Louis Vervaeke
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
14:37
135 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
38:46
138 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
46:13
1 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
20 pt
2 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
14 pt
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
14 pt
4 Stephen Williams
Bahrain - Victorious
12 pt
5 Daryl Impey
Israel - Premier Tech
12 pt
6 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
12 pt
7 Alberto Bettiol
EF Education-EasyPost
12 pt
8 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
11 pt
9 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
10 Bryan Coquard
Cofidis
8 pt
1 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
34 pt
2 Philippe Gilbert
Lotto Soudal
12 pt
3 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
10 pt
4 Simon Vitzthum
Switzerland
10 pt
5 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
9 pt
6 Jonas Rutsch
EF Education-EasyPost
8 pt
7 Manuele Boaro
Astana Qazaqstan Team
8 pt
8 Mathias Reutimann
Switzerland
8 pt
9 Sébastien Reichenbach
Groupama - FDJ
6 pt
10 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
6 pt
18 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
1 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
17:46:34
2 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:01
3 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:04
4 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
0:04
5 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:04
6 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
0:28
7 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
0:52
8 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma
0:55
9 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
0:55
10 Thomas Pidcock
INEOS Grenadiers
1:23
14 Ilan Van Wilder
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:21
1 BORA - hansgrohe 53:19:54
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:51
3 Groupama - FDJ 1:15
4 Jumbo-Visma 1:42
5 Bahrain - Victorious 2:21
6 AG2R Citroën Team 2:34
7 EF Education-EasyPost 3:07
8 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 3:42
9 Team DSM 3:57
10 Movistar Team 4:02

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