Simon Spilak wins Tour de Suisse, Rohan Dennis best in time trial
Jun 18 2017 05:41 pm CET

Simon Spilak wins Tour de Suisse, Rohan Dennis best in time trial

Rohan Dennis (BMC) was the best at the closing time trial of the Tour de Suisse. Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin) set the fifth best time of the day, which was enough to take the overall victory.

The last stage of the Swiss race was a 28.6 time trial in Schaffhausen. Early on the day Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapac) got the best time at 38 minutes and 29 seconds.

But Mullen didn't get to spend much time in the hot seat because Australian Time Trial champion Rohan Dennis soon showed that he was going to be the fastest. At the end he completed the circuit in 36 minutes and 30 seconds.

Dennis' teammates Stefan Küng and Tejay van Garderen positioned themselves in second and third position of the time trial ahead of the start of the favorites.

The BMC podium was disrupted when Marc Soler (Movistar) got the third time and was then moved to fourth a few minutes later by Bahrain-Merida's Ion Izagirre.

Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), who had the objective of climbing to second place in the overall standings, arrived at 53 seconds from Dennis. But Damiano Caruso (BMC) had the third best time overall and shattered the dreams of the Dutchman, taking that position for himself and leaving Kruijswijk in third place on the final podium.

Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin) was the last rider to cross the finish line and he did so at 51 seconds from Dennis, taking his second overall victory at the Tour de Suisse.
Photo of Simon Spilak (cropped) by Katusha-Alpecin


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