6.15.2016

Tour de Suisse 5: Are you watching?


I'll tell it straight: I have seen nothing of it. I spent all the afternoon in school deciding the final fate of my poor students. 
It seems it was a very hard mountain stage and a climber won. I like Atapuma but he disappointed me so many times... This time he was the best one in the bunch, and cheking the names it was a quality bunchWarren Barguil, Pierre-Roger Latour - who's the new race's leader - Tejay Van Garderen, Wilco Kelderman, Geraint Thomas, Andrew Talansky, Rui Costa... 
What about the final victory? it looks still quite open. But are you watching? I suspect you are all about the football now. As far as me, I don't even know who is playing who.


Darwin Atapuma:
“It was a very hard stage but I tried in the finale and I’m very happy to win. I want to dedicate it to my mother, who died last year, and to my team for all their support. It’s the biggest win of my career and I’m very happy to able to claim a victory in a big race like the Tour de Suisse." 
"Four days after the Giro d'Italia I came and did a recon of the final climb as I thought it would be a good stage for me. I was confident after the Giro d'Italia because I had really good legs. I looked at the stages of the Tour de Suisse and as this one finished at a high altitude and the two climbs before were also high, I knew it would suit me. If the altitude is more than 2000m it suits me well. I trained at altitude in the lead up to race to stay focused and motivated. I was confident when the breakaway reached the final climb as we still had a reasonable gap. I knew that there were two possible scenarios that were good for the team. If Tejay attacked from behind, then I would be there to help him. Or, in case I got close to the finish as we eventually did, I would attack for the win.
I knew it was possible to win but I needed to stay focused. I had good legs, the others had dropped and I know the climb well. I was waiting for the right moment to attack and when I went I managed to develop a good gap, and it paid off. I had to dig deep in the final kilometer as I knew there were riders getting closer. But I just wanted the win so badly.
For sure my results at the Giro d'Italia gave me confidence as I know I have good form. The fact that I missed out on a stage win there gave me more motivation and kept me focused for this win. I did everything possible to stay in good form. I'm especially happy because I know how important this win is for BMC Racing Team and our title sponsor BMC Switzerland. To take the win at the Tour de Suisse is really something special for me and the team."

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 3:41:52
2 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:04
3 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:07
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:09
5 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:12
7 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
8 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida 0:00:16
9 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
10 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
11 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:00:32
12 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling
13 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:36
14 Víctor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:00:43
15 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team
16 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:59
17 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:05
18 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida 0:01:14
19 Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team 0:01:18
20 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:21
21 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:02:00
22 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:02:03
23 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:05
24 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:17
25 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data 0:02:26
26 Felix Grosschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:36
27 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky 0:03:00
28 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:21
29 Jordi Simon (Spa) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team 0:03:46
30 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:04:02
...
DNF Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
DNF Karel Hnik (Cze) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team
DNF Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team
DNF Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ
DNF Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data
DNF Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step
DNF Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
DNF Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin
DNF Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky
DNF Jérémy Maison (Fra) FDJ
DNS Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
GC
1 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 18:04:54
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:05
4 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:16
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:18
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:19
7 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:27
8 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:30
9 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:00:34
10 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling
11 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida 0:00:35
12 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:38
13 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:00:44
14 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:47
15 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:06
16 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:38
17 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:02:07
18 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:02:16
19 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:03:15
20 Víctor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:03:42
21 Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team 0:03:52
22 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:04:10
23 Felix Grosschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:04:11
24 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:04:37
25 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida 0:04:42
26 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data 0:05:11
27 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha 0:05:57
28 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:06:02
29 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 0:06:03
30 Jordi Simon (Spa) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team 0:06:25
31 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:07
32 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team 0:07:29
33 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky 0:07:38
34 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:07:52
35 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:08:01
36 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:08:31
37 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge 0:09:07
38 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:09:35
39 Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:09:52
40 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:10:06
POINTS
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team 26 pts
MOUNTAIN
1 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton 64 pts
SWISS RIDER
1 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 18:06:32
TEAM
1 Team Sky 54:20:15
2 Team Katusha 0:01:18
3 Lotto Soudal 0:01:30
4 BMC Racing Team 0:04:20
5 Movistar Team 0:04:27
6 IAM Cycling 0:05:47
7 CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:08:31
8 Team Giant-Alpecin 0:09:06
9 Astana Pro Team 0:10:21
10 Lampre - Merida 0:11:23
11 AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:41
12 Trek-Segafredo 0:16:56
13 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:18:37
14 Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team 0:27:54
15 Orica-GreenEdge 0:29:32
16 FDJ 0:33:19
17 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:34:04
18 Dimension Data 0:37:48
19 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:41:02
20 Tinkoff Team 0:46:01
21 Roompot - Oranje Peloton 1:00:31
22 Team Roth 1:15:52

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