Final KM: Tour de Suisse Stage 8

Round and round and round they went. There were attacks, but no one was as strong or as cunning as the Rainbow Warrior at the end of the day.

Tour de Suisse Stage 8: Schaffhausen  to Schaffhausen, 100km

Peter Sagan took his 15th Tour de Suisse victory  in much the same manner as he he took his 14th on stage 5 – with consummate ease and no little panache.  His Bora-Hansgrohe team worked hard to control the race at the front, but once the World Champion lit the afterburners with 300m to go, there was little doubt he would win. Sacha Modolo (UAE-Emirates) was second with Quickstepper Matteo Trentin rounding out the podium. The final circuit was neutralised for the GC and there is no change in the top three. With just the final TT to come, Simon Spilak (Katusha) still leads the race by 52 secs from BMC’s Damiano Caruso with Stevan Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) at +1:05

Video from about 3km to go…

It’s been said many times but bears repeating. We all agree that Peter Sagan is one hell of a bike rider, but for me it’s his infectious zest and joy at racing – win or lose. #SaganSuperPower #NeverChange

This is still making me smile. Lasse made the break of the day and gained enough mountains points to take the jersey – sounds easy but that was some effort. Superb result for the Aqua Blue team

Full report at Cycling News

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Header image: Peter Sagan © Tim de Waele/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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