2015 Tour de Suisse Stage 8 Bern - Bern 152.5 km

The stage:




The GC after Stage 7:
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 25:55:03
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:37
3 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:00:50
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
5 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:01:07
6 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:01:22
7 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:27
8 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ.fr 0:02:29
9 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:02:43
10 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky 0:02:46
 
This could be a really good stage. Maybe they should have added another lap but there is still room to try something, especially if there's rain. I've heard there are some cobbled sectors, too. Also this lap is the same as the TT on Sunday.
 
Although everything seems to be Sagan territory at the moment, apart from steep, long MTFs, this looks like a great circuit. It will be difficult to control. If not Peter, GvA. The finish also favours G over Pinot
 
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So many stages that finish on a circuit, I know that the towns that host the stage finish like that, but for my taste it's a little bit too much.
 
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Big group up the road but the gap has been around 2 minutes for a while. Pinot isn't letting it get away. Must be aiming to attack today
 
Bakelants wins the first sprint of the day.

Live Ticker says "3 bonus seconds for Bakelants"

Race regulations say no bonus seconds for first sprint of stage 8.

Conflicting information. Grr.
 

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