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Tour de Suisse

Pasqualon sprints to 4th after a hard final

Despite a difficult final, Andrea Pasqualon followed the peloton and sprinted for second place at the end of the second stage in the Tour de Suisse (2.UWT) this Monday between Küsnacht and Aesch.

The 200 kilometer stage contained the climbs of Gempen, Eichenberg and Challpass in the second race half and were climbed at a high intensity in the peloton, hoping to catch the early breakaway. But one of the escapees managed to stay ahead of the bunch and won solo.

Thanks to the pulls of Georg Zimmermann, Andrea Pasqualon took third place in the sprint of fourth place in the stage result. Domenico Pozzovivo finished in the same group and stays tenth in the general classification.

The day after a selective opening stage, it didn’t look like many teams were convinced that their sprinters would be in the mix for the win today. The breakaway could benefit from a large advantage, so Georg Zimmermann sacrificed for me to reduce the gap with the leaders. I felt good, my condition is improving. It was only during the final kilometer of the last climb that I had to dig deep to follow the bunch. Unfortunately, one leader managed to resist to the peloton and we came too late for the victory. Tomorrow I expect a bunch sprint with the presence of all sprinters. We will work for Alexander Kristoff and at the same time continue to protect Domenico Pozzovivo. He makes a good impression and I think he has the capabilities to finish among the top five in the general classification.

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