Tour de Suisse

Stage 8) Goms - Goms

CH Switzerland, Saturday 22 June 2019
19.2 km

Tour de Suisse: Yves Lampaert time trials to his first win of the year

Tour de Suisse: Yves Lampaert time trials to his first win of the year

Yves Lampaert became the 14th different Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider to get a victory this season after blitzing the 19.2km course around Goms and breaking the sub 22-minute barrier for an outstanding time of 21:58. The 28-year-old Belgian rolled down the ramp long before the general classification favourites and showcased his ITT capabilities, displaying great composure as he went fastest through the intermediate point, before comfortably slotting into the hot seat at the finish.

Minutes later, the 2017 Belgian ITT National Champion was joined on the provisional podium of stage 8 by teammate and former owner of the best young rider jersey Kasper Asgreen, who was just five seconds off the pace as he continued to impress en route to scoring another strong result at World Tour level.

Being an early starter meant that Yves had to wait for several hours to see if he’ll get his maiden World Tour individual time trial victory, but it was all worth it, as nobody could get close to his outstanding time. The double Dwars door Vlaanderen victor ended up taking to the podium, where he celebrated Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 41st victory since the month of January.

“I didn’t expect it, because before the start I thought I didn’t have the best feelings, but I just gave it my all and rode full gas. To beat so many riders, so many specialists of the discipline, including the World Champion, it’s just incredible and feeds my confidence ahead of next week’s Nationals. It’s my first World Tour ITT win and it’s just crazy. I’m surprised, but at the same time, so, so happy”, an elated Yves said after capturing his first victory in 12 months.

Asgreen made it a Deceuninck – Quick-Step 1-2, but he wasn’t the last of the team’s riders to impress on Saturday afternoon. Enric Mas – the squad’s highest-ranked rider in the overall standings – started the day in seventh place and posted a time of 23:12, which elevated him a position ahead of the final leg.

Scheduled around the same picturesque town of Goms, the ninth stage of the Tour de Suisse will be a mountainous one, set to feature three energy-sapping climbs: Nufenenpass, Gotthardpass and Furkapass, the last of these being topped with just 26 kilometers to go.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:58
2 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:05
3 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
0:10
4 Tom Scully
EF Education First
0:13
5 Patrick Bevin
CCC Team
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6 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
0:19
7 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:20
8 Benjamin Thomas
Groupama - FDJ
0:32
9 Nikias Arndt
Team Sunweb
0:34
10 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
0:36
34 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:14
52 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
61 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:38
71 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
108 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
24:40:24
2 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
0:22
3 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
1:46
4 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
1:54
5 Jan Hirt
Astana Pro Team
1:55
6 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:43
7 Simon Špilak
Team Katusha Alpecin
2:53
8 Domenico Pozzovivo
Bahrain Merida
2:56
9 Carlos Betancur Gómez
Movistar Team
3:17
10 Nicolas Roche
Team Sunweb
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42 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:09
66 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30:50
75 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:15
113 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
57:50
120 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
59:35
131 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:07:02
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
37 pt
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
32 pt
3 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
22 pt
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
20 pt
5 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
19 pt
6 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
18 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 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
24:40:24
2 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
1:54
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:43
4 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
3:36
5 Kilian Frankiny
Groupama - FDJ
4:55
6 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R La Mondiale
5:11
7 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
6:10
8 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
6:39
9 Matteo Fabbro
Team Katusha Alpecin
8:48
10 Gino Mäder
Team Dimension Data
17:03
20 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30:50
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
30 pt
2 Claudio Imhof
Switzerland
25 pt
3 Domenico Pozzovivo
Bahrain Merida
21 pt
4 Gavin Mannion
Rally UHC Cycling
19 pt
5 Koen Bouwman
Team Jumbo-Visma
18 pt
6 Rohan Dennis
Bahrain Merida
18 pt
7 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
12 pt
8 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain Merida
9 pt
9 Fabien Grellier
Team Total Direct Energie
9 pt
10 Jan Hirt
Astana Pro Team
8 pt
15 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Movistar Team 74:16:11
2 Team Sunweb 1:49
3 Astana Pro Team 2:09
4 UAE-Team Emirates 3:25
5 Team INEOS 3:37
6 AG2R La Mondiale 3:58
7 Swiss Cycling Team 4:36
8 Trek - Segafredo 6:07
9 Team Katusha Alpecin 11:23
10 Bahrain Merida 13:15

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