Antwan Toelhoek takes maiden victory in Tour de Suisse, Egan Bernal tops GC
Jun 20 2019 11:31 pm CET

Antwan Toelhoek takes maiden victory in Tour de Suisse, Egan Bernal tops GC
Antwan Toelhoek takes maiden victory in Tour de Suisse, Egan Bernal tops GC
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Antwan Tolhoek has taken his first professional victory in the sixth stage of the Tour de Suisse. The rider crossed the mountain finish 17 seconds ahead of Egan Bernal, who took the leader's jersey.

The sixth stage of the Swiss race was 120.2 kilometres long between Einsiedeln and Flumserberg over a route that featured the first mountain finish of this edition. Just after the start of the day's course, 25 riders managed to create an escape group and included names like Antwan Tolhoek, Rui Costa, Alexander Kristoff, Matej Mohoric, Patrick Bevin and Tosh van der Sande.

This group created a gap of more than three minutes with the pack and it broke apart when it faced the last climb of the day, which was of the first category. With ten kilometres to go, Toelhoek changed the pace and continued in front by himself and was briefly joined by Movistar's Lluis Mas and Bevin.

At two kilometres from the finish line, Toelhoek was left alone again and he kept going while behind Ineos' Egan Bernal jumped from the remaining of the pack and kept going towards the front man. The Dutchman of Jumbo-Visma crossed the finish line by himself and took his first stage victory at the WorldTour level.

Bernal crossed the finish line 17 seconds behind and took the lead of the General Classification. Francois Bidard (AG2R La Mondiale), Jan Hirt (Astana) and Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) completed the top five of the day.






COMMENTS



JOIN OUR TEAM!


Have you always wanted to write about cycling? Click HERE to contact us!
THE LATEST CYCLING NEWS IN YOUR MAILBOX


Enter your email address:

CURRENT KEY RACES (27 FEBRUARY)



UPCOMING RACES


RECENT RACES