Team BAHRAIN MERIDA warm-up for the Tour de France in the Switzerland’s most important cycling race: the Tour de Suisse (from June 10th to June 18th).
The nine-day stage race is seen as an ideal test of form for the contenders of the Grande Boucle. Among them Ion Izagirre, who was last year’s second-place finisher. Due to a bad day, the Spaniard could not compete for the overall standing, but took third on the Queen Stage and second on the summit of the Glacier in Soelden. He finished 4th in the closing time-trial.