Tour de Suisse

Stage 3) Flamatt - Murten

CH Switzerland, Monday 17 June 2019
162.3 km

Viviani finishes second in furious Tour de Suisse sprint

Viviani finishes second in furious Tour de Suisse sprint

Deceuninck – Quick-Step rallied around overall leader Kasper Asgreen and Italian Champion Elia Viviani, and committed to the chase behind the breakaway as soon as a four-man group took off in the opening kilometers of stage 3, making sure the escapees’ advantage wouldn’t go north of four minutes as they took on the undulating course between Flamatt and Murten, where the race returned after 28 years.

Dries Devenyns and Belgian Champion Yves Lampaert exchanged turns at the front and drilled the pace, chewing into the leader’s advantage and gradually bringing it down to 1:30 inside the final 20 kilometers. The quartet disintegrated with around ten kilometers to go and the last survivor of the day-long break got easily reeled in by the charging pack before the uphill cobbled finish.

Going into the final corner, Elia Viviani was in fourth position and opened the sprint 150 meters from the line, but couldn’t close the gap to Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), as he ran out of road despite an impressive acceleration, coming over the line in second place: “We were focused, because we knew it was an important opportunity. The boys worked hard and pulled back the break, but the uphill drag didn’t favour me and I also wasn’t in the best position before that corner, which made it difficult to win. On one hand, I’m disappointed, but on the other, I am confident because I can feel that the form is there after our altitude training camp in Livigno.”

Kasper Asgreen moved down one position on the Tour de Suisse general classification, but the young Dane still had plenty of reasons to smile, as he took to the podium after the stage to don the best young rider jersey, which he will sport during Tuesday’s hilly stage between Murten and Arlesheim.

 

Photo credit: Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
3:39:25
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 John Degenkolb
Trek - Segafredo
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4 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain Merida
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5 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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6 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
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7 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Dimension Data
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8 Fabian Lienhard
Switzerland
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9 Thomas Boudat
Team Total Direct Energie
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10 Daniel Hoelgaard
Groupama - FDJ
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46 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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60 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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82 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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113 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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117 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:51
141 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
7:51:31
2 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
3 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
0:11
4 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
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5 Lawson Craddock
EF Education First
0:16
6 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:20
7 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
0:27
8 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
0:28
9 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás
Team INEOS
0:29
10 Luis León Sánchez Gil
Astana Pro Team
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35 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:54
36 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:56
63 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:46
102 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:13
122 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:48
129 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
22 pt
2 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
12 pt
3 Luis León Sánchez Gil
Astana Pro Team
12 pt
4 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
5 Claudio Imhof
Switzerland
8 pt
6 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
7 Maciej Bodnar
BORA - hansgrohe
8 pt
8 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
7 pt
9 Willie Smit
Team Katusha Alpecin
6 pt
10 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
6 pt
1 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:51:41
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:24
3 Kevin Geniets
Groupama - FDJ
0:26
4 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
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5 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
0:41
6 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
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7 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:44
8 Matteo Fabbro
Team Katusha Alpecin
0:53
9 Héctor Carretero
Movistar Team
1:05
10 Kilian Frankiny
Groupama - FDJ
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1 Claudio Imhof
Switzerland
21 pt
2 Gavin Mannion
Rally UHC Cycling
12 pt
3 Fabien Grellier
Team Total Direct Energie
9 pt
4 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
8 pt
5 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
CCC Team
7 pt
6 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
7 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana Pro Team
6 pt
8 Simon Pellaud
Switzerland
6 pt
9 Valerio Agnoli
Bahrain Merida
6 pt
10 Marcus Burghardt
BORA - hansgrohe
5 pt
1 Team Sunweb 23:35:32
2 EF Education First 0:15
3 Team INEOS 0:28
4 Groupama - FDJ 0:29
5 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:32
6 Mitchelton-Scott 0:38
7 Movistar Team 0:48
8 UAE-Team Emirates 0:55
9 Astana Pro Team 1:02
10 Trek - Segafredo 1:04

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