Peter Sagan knows again what it means to win: The Slovakian races for her first win of the season | Cycling

Peter Sagan knows again what it means to win: The Slovakian races for her first win of the season |  Cycling

switzerland tourPeter Sagan won the third stage of the Tour de Suisse. The Slovakian rider from TotalEnergies was the fastest in the sprints. Stephen Williams of Bahrain Victorious retained his captain’s jersey.

Sagan’s latest win came from the Tour of Slovakia in 2021. The former world champion will also leave for the role as a runner, and he can undoubtedly be able to capitalize on that victory in Switzerland – where he has already won several stages in his career. Sis Paul was the best Dutch player in the third stage with seventh place, directly ahead of Mike Teunicen who finished ninth.

The third stage was a fierce race, with a total of nearly 3,000 metres. During the 177-kilometre journey between Esch and Grinchen, the drivers encountered four ranked climbs. Six knights, including rated King of the Mountains, Quinn Simmons and Philip Gilbert, attempted an early break, but were unable to make much progress.

On the third climb of the day – 40km from the finish – sprinter Stefan Bissegger tried to escape his fellow refugees and stay ahead of the peloton. The Swiss remained ahead for some time, but were caught shortly after the last ascent.

After a chaotic descent towards Grenchen, which included a crash for rating rider Max Schachmann, an equally confusing fast sprint ensued. In it, Sagan went surprisingly early, which allowed him to get ahead of Brian Cockard and Alexander Kristof.

British rider Stephen Williams, winner of Sunday’s opening stage, continues to wear the leader’s jersey. He is followed by Andreas Kron at six seconds, and Andreas Liknesund is behind by seven seconds. The Tour of Switzerland still has five stages, the last of which will take place on Sunday. Then there is the individual time trial on the program.

Casper Asgren

Kasper Asgreen will not start tomorrow in the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse. The 27-year-old Dane was one of the victims of a massive crash at the end of the third stage on Tuesday. That reports his team Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl.

The winner of the Tour of Flanders in 2021 went the four kilometers to go, as did two of his teammates. Asgreen has a deep wound to his left knee that required stitches and scrapes to his arms and legs. After the medical examination, it was decided not to continue driving. “I am disappointed that I have to leave the Tour de Suisse,” Asgren said. I had a good feeling in the early days and was looking forward to the next stages.”

Guerreiro wins the Mont Ventoux challenge

Portugal’s Ruben Guerrero took first place in the fourth edition of the Mont Vento Challenge. The strongest was the 27-year-old EF Education rider in the 154km race, which saw participants climb the famous mountain in Provence twice.

Guerrero’s teammate Esteban Chavez finished second after about a minute. Antoine Tolhoek was the best Dutchman in 18th place. He crossed the finish line 6 minutes 26 seconds later by Guerreiro. Last year, Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia was victorious. The famous mountain is not part of this year’s Tour de France route.

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For the first time, a women’s version of the Mont Ventoux Challenge was also held. Cyclists climbed the mountain once. Italian Marta Cavalli, winner of the Amstel gold race, came first. Paulina Ruijkers finished fourth, 1 minute 17 seconds behind Cavalli.

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