VOLTA À SUIÇA
«É uma grande alegria, porque este ano estava a custar-me mais ganhar que em outras temporadas e eu sou um corredor que precisa de vitórias para ganhar confiança», afirmou o ciclista português da Movistar após o final da etapa. […]»
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.
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.