Stage 5 - If Sagan's feeling good this should be his.
You're absolutely right.HelloDolly said:You forgot Keldermantobydawq said:Kreuziger? Sure, he won it 11 years ago, but he is a different rider now (and hasn't finished the race in five years).HelloDolly said:Rui Costa , Simon Spilak & Roman Kreuziger always go well at Tour de Suisse
Tomorrows stage looks strange ...climb very steep but far from finish ?
Costa? He is already nine minutes down on GC.
Looking at the list of participants, the GC battle seems very underwhelming. Besides those already mentioned (Bernal, Mas, Spilak, Pozzovivo) I think Fabio Aru has a shot at the podium. Maybe Patrick Konrad, Betancur, Soler, Anacona, Hirt, Frank, Carthy or, hell, even Asgreen, Dennis or Craddock can challenge for the top 5. Benoot?
Circling back, you may actually be right that Kreuziger might as well belong to that list.
Konrad going for bonus seconds today and taking them from Sagan was telling
3 guys out in front for 175 k, is not a 40 k TT.... they are going to get tired at some pointLaplaz said:
Are you blind? There are 4 consecutive kilometres where the average gradient doesn't drop below 4%!Anderis said:Wow, that's more like a false flat than a real climb. Completely not what I expected when I saw the profile of the whole stage.
https://www.srf.ch/sport/mehr-sport/rad/aus-sicherheitsgruenden-koenigsetappe-der-tour-de-suisse-ohne-sustenpassThe last stage of the Tour de Suisse cannot be completed on Sunday as planned over the Furka, Susten and Grimsel passes. For safety reasons, the authorities have not yet released the Susten Pass for the crossing again after the long winter, so the planned Alpine Circuit will fall into the water.
Replacement programme still open
Where the route of the actual royal stage, originally with start and finish in Ulrichen in Upper Valais, takes place, is currently still open. The day before, the second individual time trial of the round trip will take place in Goms. The organisers of the Tour de Suisse have announced information for Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday, the Tour de Suisse will take the 5th stage from Arlesheim in Canton Baselland to Einsiedeln in Canton Schwyz.
Somehow I missed thatMax Rockatansky said:
its like a 3% climb. I doubt Sunweb can trouble SaganBroccolidwarf said:Disappointing the peloton is no putting more pressure on.
Bora rides exactly the pace Sagan can handle, which means Sunweb or another team needs to tighten the screw.