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Press Releases | 19.06.2022

Sergio Higuita rides to second overall at the Tour de Suisse

The Tour de Suisse concluded with a largely flat 25.6km individual time trial around Vaduz, on a course that suited the time trial specialists. Sergio Higuita, who entered the race against the clock as the overall leader, was only a few seconds ahead of the second and third placed riders at the start of the stage. The Colombian road champion rode well, especially in the second part of the course, and finished in 11th place, 1:17 minutes behind the day's winner. R. Evenepoel. With that result, Sergio finished second overall, while his teammates Maximilian Schachmann and Felix Großschartner also produced solid performances, reaching the finish in sixth and seventh place respectively. Max concluded the Tour de Suisse in tenth place while Felix finished in a strong seventh position overall. For BORA – hansgrohe, this was a very successful Tour de Suisse. The team from Raubling finished second overall, took a stage win, was runner-up on the opening stage, took victory in the young rider and team classifications and twice rode into the yellow jersey.

 

Result: Stage 8

01 R. Evenepoel                     28:26

02 G.Thomas                          +0:03

03 S. Küng                              +0:11

06 M. Schachmann                +0:39

07 F. Großschartner             +0:55

11. S. Higuita                          +1:17

 

Result: General Classification

01 G. Thomas                       33:07:09

02 S. Higuita                            +1:12

03 J. Fuglsang                          +1:16

07 F. Großschartner                 +3:37

10. M. Schachmann                +3:45

 

From the Finish Line

"I knew it would be hard today. The gap between the best placed GC riders was not that big and the course was more suited to the time trial specialists. I did my best and in the end it was enough for second place overall. I am happy with my result here, because to be able to wear the yellow jersey on the last day and take a podium place in the GC is really nice and gives me extra motivation for the next races. We were a bit unlucky that some of our riders unfortunately had to drop out due to illness, but thank you to everyone who was still able to support me here until the end." - Sergio Higuita

"Another great result for us today. The goal was to finish on the podium and that was hard enough because there were strong time trialists behind us, with the likes of Küng and Powless, and it was important not to lose too much time on today’s flat time trial. Sergio rode one of his best time trials, taking eleventh place and took a sensational second place overall. Furthermore, we placed two more riders in the top 10 with seventh and tenth positions for Felix Großschartner and Max Schachmann. We also won the team classification and are very pleased about that. After quite a few riders dropped out due to Covid, we have to praise the strong performance of our three riders today." - Jens Zemke, Sports Director

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