Tour de Suisse

Stage 4) St. Urban - Gstaad

CH Switzerland Wednesday 09 June 2021 171 km

No changes at the Tour de Suisse as race prepares for the mountains

No changes at the Tour de Suisse as race prepares for the mountains

Gstaad returned to the Tour de Suisse as the finish of a stage after three years, and just like on the previous visit, a breakaway prevailed. It wasn’t easy for a group to get away Wednesday afternoon, when many riders tried to make the day’s move, and after an initial four-man group was clawed back, four other men succeeded in forming a break. Working well together, they managed to carve out a gap of seven minutes with 80 kilometers to go, at which point it became pretty clear they would make it, especially as the heavy rain and slippery roads made the peloton unwilling to properly chase the attackers.

Not even the Saanenmöser Pass could change anything, as the quartet continued to soldier on, before the escapees finally showed their cards on the descent. The attacks, however, didn’t make a difference, and the leaders battled it out in a sprint, where Stefan Bissegger (EF Education) came from behind and swept past his opponents to take the victory on stage 4.

Surrounded by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates, Julian Alaphilippe came home with the peloton, which arrived around five minutes behind the winner. The World Champion continues to sit second in the general classification, which should witness a serious shake-up Thursday, when the peloton will tackle three first-category climbs.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
3:46:21
2 Benjamin Thomas
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
3 Joey Rosskopf
Rally Cycling
0:00
4 Joel Suter
Switzerland
0:23
5 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
5:16
6 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
5:16
7 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana - Premier Tech
5:16
8 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
5:16
9 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
5:16
10 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
5:16
31 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:16
72 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:16
78 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:16
79 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:16
102 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:17
114 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:42
144 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:44
1 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
12:40:51
2 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:01
3 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:04
4 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:06
5 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:13
6 Iván García Cortina
Movistar Team
0:16
7 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:17
8 Neilson Powless
EF Education - Nippo
0:29
9 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
0:37
10 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
0:38
39 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:08
46 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:10
82 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:14
88 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:32
133 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:10
1 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
24 pt
2 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
21 pt
3 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
12 pt
4 Claudio Imhof
Switzerland
12 pt
5 Benjamin Thomas
Groupama - FDJ
11 pt
6 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
7 Joel Suter
Switzerland
10 pt
8 Joey Rosskopf
Rally Cycling
10 pt
9 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
10 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
1 Nickolas Zukowsky
Rally Cycling
10 pt
2 Tom Bohli
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
10 pt
3 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
6 pt
4 Benjamin Thomas
Groupama - FDJ
6 pt
5 Claudio Imhof
Switzerland
6 pt
6 Matteo Dal-Cin
Rally Cycling
6 pt
7 Ben King
Rally Cycling
5 pt
8 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
4 pt
9 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
10 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
4 pt
1 Neilson Powless
EF Education - Nippo
12:41:20
2 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
0:08
3 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
0:09
4 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:23
5 Eddie Dunbar
INEOS Grenadiers
0:27
6 Lucas Hamilton
Team BikeExchange
0:30
7 Ben Tulett
Alpecin-Fenix
0:38
8 Stephen Williams
Bahrain - Victorious
0:43
9 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
1:07
10 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
1:12
15 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:41
28 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:03
36 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:41
1 EF Education - Nippo 25:21:21
2 Groupama - FDJ 1:56
3 Rally Cycling 2:52
4 Switzerland 3:38
5 Deceuninck - Quick Step 3:41
6 INEOS Grenadiers 4:26
7 Astana - Premier Tech 4:37
8 Team Jumbo-Visma 4:41
9 Team BikeExchange 5:22
10 Trek - Segafredo 5:29

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