Tour de Suisse review

This year’s Tour de Suisse had some weather problems (snow curtailing stage two, inflatable banners coming down), some worrying crashes (one Tour contender and an IAM cat) and some magnificent racing. Defending champion Rui Costa, won two stages – but what stages they were! The first was the queen stage, which put him second in the GC, the other the final individual time trial, where he locked up the overall with a brilliant ride on a challenging uphill parcours. Next stop: the Tour de France. Here’s how the race unfolded. Continue reading