Thursday, 16 June 2011

Tour de Suisse Stage 4 results

(Originally published Tuesday 14th of June 2011)

Peter Sagan, our prediction for today's stage winner, looked set to win but managed second place as Thor Hushovd, the Norwegian Garmin-Cervélo rider who won both the UCI Road Race World Championship and the Norwegian national Road Race Champion title last year gained the lead just 50m before the finish and achieved his first win of the 2011 season with a time of 4h 46' 05". Thor, somewhat predictably nicknamed the God of Thunder by his fans, has given top sprinter Mark Cavendish a run for his money several times in the past and it looks like he will do again on the flat sections of next month's Tour. Vacansoleil-DCM's Marco Marcato took third, crossing the line a mere 2" after Sagan.

Hushovd won the Tour de France prologue back in 2006.
The overall classification remains the same: 1. Cunego. 2. Soler. 3. Mollema. 4. Ten Dam. 5. van Garderen. 6. F. Schleck. 7. Fuglsang. 8. Di Luca. 9. Kruijswijk. 10. Leipheimer. Still no signs of Andy Schleck!

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