Enric Mas finishes 9th at the Tour de Suisse

Enric Mas finishes 9th at the Tour de Suisse

Sunday 23 June 2019 - 17:37

Deceuninck – Quick-Step leave the World Tour race with three stage victories in the bag.

Enric Mas confirmed his remarkable consistency in stage races this season by riding into the top 10 overall at the Tour de Suisse after nine hard and testing days, which culminated with a short but intense leg around Ulrichen, which saw the peloton take on a trio of HC climbs: Nufenenpass (13.3km, 8.5%) – Switzerland’s highest pass, Gotthardpass (12.1km, 7.4%) and Furkapass (11.5km, 7.7%).

It was on the last of these gruelling ascents, featured 55 years ago in the famous “Goldfinger” film starring Sean Connery, that Mas went on the attack together with Jan Hirt (Astana), putting pressure on the reduced yellow jersey group, which had to increase the tempo and shed riders out the back in order to reel in the duo, who at one point had managed to open a 25-second maximum gap.

Distanced before the top of the Furkapass, the 24-year-old Spaniard didn’t panic and continued at his own tempo, without going too deep on the climb or risking onto the descent, and at the end of this brutal day secured another top 10 at overall at World Tour level, following his ninth place in March, at the Volta a Catalunya.

Enric’s result in the Tour de Suisse GC wrapped up a superb Tour de Suisse for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, who for the second time in the last six years notched up a hat-trick of victories at the last World Tour event before the Tour de France, courtesy of Elia Viviani and Yves Lampaert. The squad’s strong showing also cemented our position at the head of the UCI World Team Ranking, which we will now lead for the 67th consecutive week, a unique streak since the inception of the World Tour.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
3:01:49
2 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
1:02
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
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4 Mathias Frank
AG2R La Mondiale
1:52
5 Simon Špilak
Team Katusha Alpecin
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6 Carlos Betancur Gómez
Movistar Team
2:15
7 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
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8 Domenico Pozzovivo
Bahrain Merida
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9 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
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10 Jan Hirt
Astana Pro Team
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15 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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28 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:34
71 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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110 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
27:17
111 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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112 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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DNF Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-3:01:49
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
27:43:10
2 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
0:19
3 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
3:04
4 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
3:12
5 Jan Hirt
Astana Pro Team
3:13
6 Simon Špilak
Team Katusha Alpecin
3:48
7 Domenico Pozzovivo
Bahrain Merida
4:14
8 Carlos Betancur Gómez
Movistar Team
4:35
9 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:53
10 Nicolas Roche
Team Sunweb
5:27
36 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:46
70 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
47:58
110 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:24:10
111 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25:55
115 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:33:22
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
37 pt
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
32 pt
3 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
28 pt
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
27 pt
5 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
22 pt
6 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
20 pt
7 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
8 Luis León Sánchez Gil
Astana Pro Team
12 pt
9 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
12 pt
10 Domenico Pozzovivo
Bahrain Merida
10 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
27:43:10
2 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
3:12
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:53
4 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R La Mondiale
9:39
5 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
9:42
6 Kilian Frankiny
Groupama - FDJ
11:03
7 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
18:11
8 Matteo Fabbro
Team Katusha Alpecin
19:53
9 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
20:23
10 Gino Mäder
Team Dimension Data
21:35
21 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
47:58
1 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
60 pt
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
40 pt
3 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
33 pt
4 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
28 pt
5 Claudio Imhof
Switzerland
25 pt
6 Domenico Pozzovivo
Bahrain Merida
21 pt
7 Gavin Mannion
Rally UHC Cycling
19 pt
8 Koen Bouwman
Team Jumbo-Visma
18 pt
9 Mathias Frank
AG2R La Mondiale
17 pt
10 Simon Špilak
Team Katusha Alpecin
15 pt
19 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Movistar Team 83:32:29
2 Team INEOS 1:47
3 Team Sunweb 6:02
4 AG2R La Mondiale 11:17
5 Astana Pro Team 15:55
6 Swiss Cycling Team 17:43
7 UAE-Team Emirates 19:05
8 Bahrain Merida 21:07
9 Trek - Segafredo 23:12
10 Team Katusha Alpecin 29:52

Top results

1 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
3:01:49
2 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
1:02
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
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