Egan Bernal wins Tour de Suisse
Egan Bernal wins Tour de Suisse
Egan Bernal wins Tour de Suisse in style
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06/24/2019

Team IneosEgan Bernal claimed overall victory at the Tour of Switzerland on Sunday, with a strong performance culminating in an assured ride on the final stage, marking a consistent threat from his closest rival Rohan Dennis.

Bernal assumed the race lead on stage 6, taking second place on the first mountains day behind Jumbo-Visma’s talented young Dutchman Antwan Tolhoek. Bernal extended his lead on stage 7, soloing the final 2km and arrive on the San Gottardo finish line 23sec ahead on the day and 41sec up on GC. It proved an unassailable lead as the 22-year-old won GC and the Young Rider prize while Ineos scooped the Team competition.

 

“I think that it is one of the biggest races I have won, so I really have a lot of confidence for the next races and I’m really happy.”

Egan Bernal wins Tour de Suisse

Meanwhile, Bernal’s teammate Iván Sosa claimed 2nd on GC on Route d’Occitanie (winning stage 3) behind Movistar Team’s Alejandro Valverde, who repeated his 2018 victory. In the Dauphiné – the other major preparation race for the Tour de France – Wout Van Aert took two stages for Jumbo-Visma, while Wout Poels  and Dylan Van Baarle racked up victories for Ineos.

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