Final KM: Tour de Suisse Stage 6

Tour de Suisse served up a wet Queen stage, fine attacking racing, a diminutive winner and the best darn trophy we’ve seen so far.

Tour de Suisse Stage 6: Locarno to La Punt, 166.7km

Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r-La Mondiale) attacked out of the peloton on the final climb, bridged across to  Cannondale-Drapac’s Michael Woods, then dropped him on the sketchy, wet descent of the Albulapass to take a superb solo victory. Rui Costa (UAE Emirates) just pipped Bahrain-Merida’s  Ion Izaguirre to second. Damiano Caruso (BMC) finished 15secs adrift, with the 10sec stage win bonus this put Pozzovivo on the same time but in the leader’s jersey on count back.

Video: we pick it up with 12km to go

Pozzovivo…

This is a very important victory, a WorldTour race, and the first big race for me after the Giro, so it’s a big satisfaction for the whole squad. I was waiting for a victory like this because I was very strong in the Tour of the Alps, and then had a good Giro

Look at that Queen stage trophy

A real gutsy ride by Michael ‘Rusty’ Woods – finished 10th on the day after holding a solo lead for so long.

One from the back #OUCH

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #TourdeSuisse

Header image: Domenico Pozzovivo © Tim de Waele/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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