Tour de Suisse ITT: RESULTS and reactions

 Tony Martin:
"I think I had a good strategy because I knew if I went really 100 percent in the flat part, I wouldn't have enough energy for the mountain. I had a split time in the first intermediate that was a second down to Rohan Dennis. I knew I had the power at that point, having saved some energy. So I knew I had to go 100 percent, but also be ready for the descent. If you go really full gas to the top you can't concentrate on the technical parts of the downhill. So I was always focused on the descent, not going over the edge at the top of the climb. I was also able to sprint out of the corners on the descent. I had a really good feeling the whole race, but I think I made the difference on the descent, and my Specialized Shiv gave me the confidence to be aggressive there. It was the hardest, most technical prologue of my career. You cannot underestimate that kind of a parcours even if the distance is shorter. I have three victories now at Tour de Suisse. It's a race that I like a lot, it's well organized and I try to do well here in moments that suit me. I will now focus on trying to do well on the Stage 7 individual time trial. I will do my best for a good result there, and we will see what can happen in the mountains." 

Andy Schleck did a decent itt :)
Fabian Cancellara: 
“There were three parts: the flat, uphill and downhill. For me I had a decent start. From the car I heard that I did a really, really good climb. I made a good progression – did not start too fast, or too slow – I was steady, in a good rhythm.  In the downhill I went down with less risk than usual, and I think that was mostly due to my crash last week. It made me brake more on the descent; I did not want to crash again. In the end I made a good TT and I am happy about it.  [General manager] Luca Guercilena and [director] Kim Andersen were in car that followed me, and they were very happy with the ride, and that’s also important because they have known me for many years. I think when they are so positive about the performance, that means a lot, and give me more confidence for the coming days. I knew it was going to be really tough, really hard. I am really happy about my performance because I did the maximum and that is what really counts for me today. To be with the front riders in this prologue, this time trial, I am pretty satisfied. I also had other circumstances; not the right training with the crash, and those few things in the end can make the difference. It was immense at the start, just crazy, like a football [soccer] stadium roaring. And then again when I sprinted into the finish. The home crowd made a difference – all the people cheering on the sides of the roads – that helped me a lot. I have to say thanks to them for supporting me. But now the real Tour de Suisse starts with hard stages and climbs.”

Bauke Mollema:
“It went pretty well. I’m up there with the best. It was a special time trial, a very technical one with a large number of U-turns. I even made a bike change. I like a TT like this, however. I just came from a high-altitude training camp. You always have to wait and see how your body reacts, but I felt good for the last couple of days and that was also the case today.”

Roman Kreuziger:
“I had almost forgot how hard it is to race at full speed. Now today’s stage is done but Tour de Suisse still has to start properly. I will stay focused”


1 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:13:48
2 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Giant-Shimano 0:00:06
3 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:13
4 Fabian Cancella (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:16
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 0:00:19
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin 0:00:22
8 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:23
9 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar 0:00:27
10 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:29
11 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
12 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:31
13 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale 0:00:32
14 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky
15 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:33
16 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:34
17 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:36
18 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:00:37
19 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp 0:00:38
20 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice
21 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp
22 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:39
23 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
24 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:40
25 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 0:00:41
26 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky
27 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:42
28 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
29 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
30 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 0:00:43
31 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano
32 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol
33 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team
34 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:44
35 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
36 Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol
37 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:45
38 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing
39 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling
40 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:46
41 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale
42 Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha
43 Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:48
44 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:49
45 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida 0:00:52
46 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:53
47 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
48 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
49 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka
50 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
51 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team
52 Olivier Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:54
53 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
54 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:55
55 Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
56 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team
57 Nino Schurter (Swi) Orica GreenEdge
58 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
59 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
60 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
61 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:56
62 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
63 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
64 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:58
65 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
66 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:59
67 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:01:00
68 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
69 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:01
70 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:02
71 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
72 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:04
73 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
74 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team
75 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:06
76 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin Sharp
77 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka
78 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
79 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:01:07
80 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:08
81 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
82 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling
83 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
84 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:09
85 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
86 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp
87 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:01:10
88 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:11
89 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr
90 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling
91 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:01:12
92 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
93 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Team Sky
94 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha
95 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:01:14
96 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:16
97 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
98 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr
99 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
100 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge
101 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:18
102 Jay Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:19
103 Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
104 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team
105 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:20
106 Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
107 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr
108 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
109 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:21
110 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar
111 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:01:22
112 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol
113 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha
114 Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp
115 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:23
116 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha 0:01:24
117 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol
118 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:01:26
119 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano
120 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar
121 Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha
122 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr
123 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:27
124 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
125 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
126 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:28
127 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:01:29
128 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
129 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:30
130 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol
131 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky
132 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:01:31
133 Edward King (USA) Cannondale
134 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:32
135 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:35
136 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
137 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
138 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
139 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
140 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale
141 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
142 Maximilian Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 0:01:37
143 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
144 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:38
145 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:39
146 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar
147 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano
148 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:40
149 Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp
150 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:42
151 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
152 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol
153 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:44
154 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:46
155 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:47
156 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
157 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha 0:01:48
158 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
159 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:50
160 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
161 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:01:51
162 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale
163 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:53
164 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge
165 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:54
166 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 0:01:58
167 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:59
168 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:00
169 Christiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale 0:02:02
170 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:04
171 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:02:06
172 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:02:12
173 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:02:16
174 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:26
175 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:44
176 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:03:09

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