Difficult stage to Liechtenstein

Difficult stage to Liechtenstein

The sixth stage of the Tour de Suisse is one to forget. Not only because of the difficulty, but also because of the heavy fall of Juan Mauricio Soler. The Colombian missed a corner, rode into the crowd and had a skull fracture.

"Hopefully he will be well soon", said Zdenek afterwards. And the race itself? "It was very hard. The final climb was 14,4 km long and had an average of 8,6 percent. But also before it was already a hard race. We drove 95 km into two hours time. Speeds of 65 to 72 km per hour on flat. I even thought for a moment that my computer was broken."

A trio, including Sylvain Chavanel, were able to make a gap. Not for long, because Team Leopard brought everything back just before the final climb in Liechtenstein. Ultimately it was the Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk who took the stage before Levi Leipheimer and leader Damiano Cunego.

Styby finished in 37th place at seven minutes from the winner. In the overall our champion does ten places better. "Hopefully I recover well, because tomorrow there will be a stage over 230 km with altitude of 3.500 meters on the program."

By on 16/06/2011