Christopher Juul-Jensen surprises and takes stage victory at Tour de Suisse
Jun 12 2018 05:31 pm CET

Christopher Juul-Jensen surprises and takes stage victory at Tour de Suisse
Christopher Juul-Jensen surprises and takes stage victory at Tour de Suisse
Mitchelton-Scott

Christopher Juul-Jensen has taken the victory of the fourth stage at the Tour de Suisse. The Mitchelton-Scott rider was part of the breakaway and managed to keep the distance with the pack until the end of the racing day.

The fourth day of racing in Switzerland featured a 189.2-kilometre route between Gansingen and Gstaad that included a second category climb close to the end. It was another rainy day in which six riders escaped early on the stage: Christopher Juul-Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott), Nathan Brown (EF Education First), Mark Christian (Aqua Blue Sport), Paul Ourselin (Direct Energie), Swiss champion Silvan Dillier and Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale).

The breakaway created a gap of more than six minutes with the peloton and the best-positioned rider in it was Dillier, who was only one minute and 23 seconds behind Stefan Küng in the GC. At the beginning of the ascent of the day, Brown attacked and that movement left Ourselin behind.

Peters was the next to make a move from the front group and Juul-Jensen was the only one that could hold his pace. At the 10 kilometre mark, the rider of AG2R La Mondiale accelerated again, trying to get rid of the Dane, but it seemed to be impossible.

With five kilometres to go, Juul Jensen caught Peters and soon attacked again, going away on his own with the fast peloton behind him. The rider's attack was strong enough to allow him to keep the distance until the end, crossing the finish line just ahead of the others.

Sunweb's Michael Matthews was second on the day, Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) was third, Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) crossed the line in the fourth position and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) was fifth.

Stefan Küng arrived with the reduced peloton and keeps the Yellow Jersey for another day.






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