Dia de Portugal na Suiça

10 06 2012



Rui Costa vestiu a amarela no pódio da Volta à Suíça (foto AP)


June 10, Stage 2: Verbania – Verbier 218.3km

“Costa steals Schleck’s thunder in Verbier
 By: Cycling NewsPublished: June 10, 16:35, Updated: June 10, 18:34

Movistar rider reels in attack to win stage, take race lead

Rui Costa (Movistar) took over the lead in the Tour de Suisse …

Rui Costa (Movistar) delivered a master class in timing to win stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse with an attack on the final slopes up to Verbier. The Portuguese rider attacked inside the final two kilometres of the climb, reeling in Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) who had attacked with six kilometres to go. After making the catch inside the final 200 meters Schleck had little energy for the sprint and was forced to settle for second. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) finished third.

Costa’s win shifted him into the race’s overall lead after stage 1 winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) sat up with 12 kilometres to go.

Unlike the Dauphine, a race that this year shied away from a mountain top finish, the Tour de Suisse made no bones about including such stage conclusions, with a climb to Verbier featuring on the second stage.




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