Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Sonny 5th and a bit too short to catch Juul-Jensen
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Sonny 5th and a bit too short to catch Juul-Jensen

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Tour de Suisse

Gstaad, June 12th–  Stage 4 – Gansingen – Gstaad – 189,2 km

After the yesterday’s victory of Sonny Colbrelli TBM, another rainy stage at Tour de Suisse 2018. The morning in Gansingen was still dry, but after 30 minutes the rain started and wet roads were present until the finish line at the Gstaad Airport where Chris Juul-Jensen (Mitchelton Scott) took a solo victory.

A young Danish rider which is obviouasly carrying a good form from Giro d’Italia attacked from the break in which he was present from the begining with Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) and six more riders. He managed to keep the distance after the last descent from the climb. Finally, he had enough courage and strenght to give his best and escape from the chase of the peloton and the sprinters.

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb), Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Sonny Colbrelli (TBM) as fifth passed the airoprt finish line.

TBM riders were working good and having eyes on our leader, Ion Izagirre to be safe and keep his comfortable position before the upcoming mountain stages. Enrico Gasparotto gave it a try to dictate the chasing group until the final airport loop but at few hundred meters to go the sprinters went into the final chase for Jensen. They didn’t succseed in that. Jensen won a respectful solo.

Enrico Gasparotto: «We were hoping for a «Sonny» day again. There were just few dry sections at todays percourse. The brakeaway gained to much time with such superstrong riders like Chris Juul- Jensen who came from the Giro with still strong legs. At the top of the climb I decided to pull a little bit because lot of sprinters dropped and we tryed to chase. We played our cards but Jensen was the strongest today».


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