Tour de Suisse - Elia Viviani: This victory is a real confidence booster
Jun 19 2019 03:06 am CET

Tour de Suisse - Elia Viviani: This victory is a real confidence booster
Tour de Suisse - Elia Viviani: This victory is a real confidence booster
Elia Viviani (c)Sigrid Eggers | Deceuninck - Quick-Step Cycling Team

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Elia Viviani has taken his ninth win in the Italian champion jersey at the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse.

Viviani took his maiden win at the Swiss race by outsprinting Michael Matthews and Peter Sagan. This is the 23rd victory for the Italian since joining Deceuninck-Quick-Step in one of the last races before facing the Tour de France.

"This victory is a real confidence booster, especially for the next couple of weeks!" said the rider. "It's always important to win a World Tour race and you can see that all my 2019 successes came in such races, which speaks a lot about my season, despite not matching the number of wins I had last year.

"We were hoping it will come down to a bunch sprint and were keen on trying again after finishing second yesterday. The guys were absolutely perfect, helping me get over the final climbs, and I was confident in them, because I know we have the best lead-out in the world. We took the responsibility in the last kilometres and made sure we were near the front going into the descent because this was very important, Michael put me in a perfect position and I could finish off the job. Today's victory means a lot to me and makes me extremely happy."




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