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Tour de Suisse Stage 5 Report, Full Results – Pinot is New Race Leader

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June 17, 2015 (Rettenbachferner, Switzerland) – Many riders wanted to join the morning breakaway, which made for a very fast start to this long and mountainous stage. At the end, eight riders managed to get away. Amongst them were grand tour stage winners like Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) together with the leader of the mountain classification Stefan Denifl (IAM Cycling). In fact, the Swiss team had two riders in the front group as the former hour record holder Matthias Brändle had made it into the breakaway as well.

Thibaut Pinot  ©  Cor Vos
The break worked well together and quickly distanced the peloton by more than seven minutes. None of the eight riders at the front was a threat to Tom Dumoulin’s overall lead. Mirko Selvaggi (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) was the best-placed rider but more than 18 minutes behind the Dutchman. Giant-Alpecin would gladly see a breakaway take care of the bonus seconds on the finishing line. They were not in a hurry to start chasing and therefore, the gap increased to over 10 minutes.

On the Bielerhöhe climb, the light blue color of Astana appeared at the front of the peloton. In Jakob Fuglsang, the Kazakh team had one of the top favorites for this stage and general classification. Naturally, they didn’t want to let the break get too far away. At the top of the climb, the gap was down to under eight minutes.

More teams joined the chase in the peloton and as the breakaway started on the final climb, less than five minutes separated the two groups. Brändle put in a big performance to keep his teammate Denifl in contention for the stage win. After just a few kilometers on the steep slopes, the Austrian climber was alone in front.

Astana kept a high pace in the peloton and it didn’t take long before the yellow jersey started to lose ground. However, Dumoulin didn’t panic. He found a good rhythm and started to work his way back to the front little by little. The favorites for the general classification took turns at attacking each other. Fuglsang was one of the victims for the many accelerations. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Simon Spilak (Katusha) tried to take advantage of the situation with numerous attacks on the last kilometers. With about 2 km to go, Pinot went clear. The Frenchman caught Denifl just before the top of the climb and didn’t look back.

After nearly six and a half hours on the bike, Pinot crossed the line 34 seconds ahead of Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) in second place. Spilak finished third. Dumoulin managed to minimize his time loss to just 1:37 minutes, which means he’s still in contention for the overall win. He doesn’t lead Tour de Suisse anymore, though. Pinot took it all today and he’s now 47 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), in the general classification.

Tomorrow, the sprinters will get a rare chance to fight for glory. The 193.1 km from Wil to Biel are expected to end in bunch sprint, giving the GC riders a chance to recover after today’s difficult stage.

Results

1. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 6:22:47
2. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:34
3. Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:37
4. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:43
5. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky
6. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 1:15
7. Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 1:18
8. Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky 1:29
9. Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 1:31
10. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:37
11. Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:40
12. Sébastien Reichenbach (Sui) IAM Cycling 2:16
13. Steve Morabito (Sui) FDJ.fr
14. Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
15. Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin
16. Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 2:27
17. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 2:35
18. Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 3:03
19. Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 3:05
20. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
21. Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 3:57
22. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 4:28
23. Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Esp) Team Katusha 4:30
24. Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 5:03
25. Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 5:08
26. Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 5:22
27. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx-Quick-Step 5:45
28. Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 5:47
29. Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
30. Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 6:35
31. Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 6:55
32. Igor Anton (Esp) Movistar Team 7:23
33. Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team
34. Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling 7:32
35. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 8:33
36. Larry Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling
37. Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 8:50
38. Jonathan Fumeaux (Sui) IAM Cycling 9:47
39. Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
40. Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
41. Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:10:37
42. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:10:43
43. Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing 0:11:04
44. Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:11:19
45. Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre-Merida
46. Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 0:11:42
47. Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:23
48. Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
49. Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:12:46
50. Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:13:21
51. Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:14:24
52. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
53. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:14:31
54. Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:15:08
55. Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
56. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:15:24
57. Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:15:32
58. Stefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:16:21
59. Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:17:02
60. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
61. Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
62. Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
63. Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:17:05
64. Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:17:22
65. Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 0:17:24
66. Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:18:12
67. Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:18:41
68. Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:20
69. Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:21:16
70. Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr
71. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp) Movistar Team
72. Matej Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:21:27
73. Martin Elmiger (Sui) IAM Cycling
74. Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge
75. Bert Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
76. Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
77. Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team
78. Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team
79. Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
80. Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
81. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
82. Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx-Quick-Step
83. Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team
84. Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
85. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
86. Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
87. Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:21:50
88. Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:22:39
89. Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica GreenEdge
90. Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
91. Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Soudal 0:22:51
92. Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 0:23:02
93. Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:23:28
94. Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:23:51
95. Francisco Ventoso (Esp) Movistar Team
96. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
97. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:25:37
98. Grégory Rast (Sui) Trek Factory Racing 0:25:40
99. Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:26:06
100. Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:26:18
101. Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
102. Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:26:38
103. Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:26:47
104. Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:51
105. Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:57
106. Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Trek Factory Racing
107. Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:27:07
108. Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
109. Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Soudal
110. Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
111. Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha
112. Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
113. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
114. Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
115. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:27:39
116. Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:28:02
117. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
118. Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:28:36
119. Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:29:31
120. John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:29:34
121. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
122. Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:29:38
123. Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
124. Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:29:41
125. Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:35
126. Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:30:12
127. William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:30:31
128. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:31:17
129. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx-Quick-Step
130. Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Etixx-Quick-Step
131. Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha 0:32:39
132. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
133. Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
134. Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha
135. Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:32:42
136. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
137. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 0:32:51
138. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:33:14
139. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx-Quick-Step
140. Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
141. Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:34:08
142. Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:35:20
143. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:35:22
144. Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:36:04
145. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr
DNF Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNF Ion Izagirre (Esp) Movistar Team
DNF David Lopez (Esp) Team Sky
DNS Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge

GC after Stage 5

1. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 17:42:01
2. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky 0:47
3. Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:50
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:55
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 1:07
6. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 1:27
7. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:32
8. Steve Morabito (Sui) FDJ.fr 2:29
9. Sébastien Reichenbach (Sui) IAM Cycling 2:43
10. Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky 2:46
11. Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 2:57
12. Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:59
13. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 3:12
14. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 3:21
15. Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 3:22
16. Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 3:49
17. Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4:27
18. Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Esp) Team Katusha 4:33
19. Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 4:52
20. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 5:35
21. Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 6:15
22. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx-Quick-Step 7:00
23. Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team 7:42
24. Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 7:49
25. Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 8:02
26. Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:10:31
27. Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing 0:11:21
28. Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:12:43
29. Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:15:55
30. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:16:41
31. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:16:51
32. Larry Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling 0:17:16
33. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:17:29
34. Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:18:49
35. Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:19:14
36. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:24
37. Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:21:30
38. Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:21:36
39. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp) Movistar Team 0:22:28
40. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:23:44
41. Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:23:46
42. Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:24:00
43. Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:24:25
44. Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre-Merida 0:25:25
45. Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 0:26:53
46. Jonathan Fumeaux (Sui) IAM Cycling 0:27:05
47. Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:27:29
48. Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica GreenEdge 0:28:31
49. Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge 0:29:18
50. Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:32
51. Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:31:11
52. Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:31:15
53. Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:32:15
54. Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:32:22
55. Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:32:35
56. Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:32:41
57. Martin Elmiger (Sui) IAM Cycling 0:33:56
58. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:34:04
59. Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:34:47
60. Igor Anton (Esp) Movistar Team 0:34:54
61. Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:34:58
62. Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:36:02
63. Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:36:48
64. Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:37:12
65. Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:38:36
66. Stefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:40:39
67. Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:41:05
68. Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:42:00
69. Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:42:22
70. Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 0:42:26
71. Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:43:00
72. Francisco Ventoso (Esp) Movistar Team 0:44:32
73. Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Soudal 0:45:12
74. Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:45:44
75. Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:46:46
76. Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:46:59
77. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:47:43
78. Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:47:45
79. Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 0:48:43
80. Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:48:53
81. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:50:22
82. Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:51:47
83. Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:52:08
84. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:52:23
85. Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:52:41
86. Matej Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:52:59
87. John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:53:09
88. Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:54:10
89. Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:54:20
90. Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:54:34
91. Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:55:44
92. Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha 0:55:54
93. Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:57:38
94. Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:58:24
95. Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:58:44
96. Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:58:47
97. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:58:55
98. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:59:32
99. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:02
100. Bert Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:00:20
101. Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:01:06
102. Grégory Rast (Sui) Trek Factory Racing 1:01:23
103. Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha 1:01:29
104. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 1:01:32
105. Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:02:08
106. Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:02:53
107. Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 1:02:55
108. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:02:56
109. Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 1:03:41
110. Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 1:03:43
111. Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:04:04
112. Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:04:36
113. Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:05:12
114. Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 1:05:17
115. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:05:34
116. Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:05:58
117. Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
118. Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 1:07:00
119. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 1:08:37
120. Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Trek Factory Racing 1:10:54
121. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:11:11
122. Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge 1:11:15
123. Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:11:31
124. Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling 1:11:36
125. Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 1:12:50
126. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 1:13:09
127. Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:13:33
128. Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 1:13:53
129. Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:14:40
130. Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:16:11
131. Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 1:16:35
132. Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:16:37
133. Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 1:17:02
134. Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:17:08
135. Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:17:43
136. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky 1:18:04
137. Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Etixx-Quick-Step 1:18:37
138. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx-Quick-Step 1:18:44
139. William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:20:22
140. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 1:22:26
141. Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha 1:22:36
142. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:23:18
143. Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:23:36
144. Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:25:24
145. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:25:54





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