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Tour de Suisse Stage 9 Report, Photos, Final Results and GC – Spilak Wins Overall

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June 21, 2015 (Bern, SUI) – Tom Dumoulin finished this year’s Tour de Suisse in the same way he started it, by winning against the clock. Simon Spilak ended third on the stage and thereby won the general classification just five seconds in front of Geraint Thomas.
Dumoulin [P] Cor Vos
Sunday’s final stage of Tour de Suisse was a 38.4 km undulating time trial around Bern. The course was the same one the riders tackled on stage 8. Everybody knew what was waiting but that didn’t make the suffering any easier.

Geraint Thomas [P] Cor Vos
One of the first riders on the starting ramp was Fabian Cancellara (Trek). The Swiss time trial specialist is from Bern and, naturally, he had high hopes for this stage. Cancellara finished second in the opening prologue and today, he aimed to do one better. After a great fight against the clock, he crossed the finishing line in 48:55 minutes. Neither the Italian national champion Adriano Malori (Movistar) nor the former hour record holder Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) could match Cancellara’s time.

Simon Spilak [P] Cor Vos

In fact, it wasn’t until the GC riders started on the course that anybody got close to the Swiss’ time splits. As expected, pre-stage favorite, Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) set the fastest time after 21 km. However, it didn’t take long before Simon Spilak (Katusha) took many by surprise and beat the Dutchman’s time. The last 17 km produced a great drama for both the stage win and the overall victory. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) had already overtaken Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) in the general classification but he had to keep Spilak behind him in order to win. Overall, the Slovenian was just 13 seconds behind Thomas before today’s stage.

Final GC podium [P] Cor Vos

After sitting in the hot seat for most of the day, Cancellara had to see his time beaten by Dumoulin who crossed the line in 48:36 minutes. Now, only Spilak could prevent the Dutchman from taking his second time trial win in this year’s Tour de Suisse. The Katusha leader didn’t manage to keep up his impressive start and crossed the line 17 seconds down on Dumoulin. Spilak still came out on top however. He beat Thomas with 18 seconds today and thereby won the general classification five seconds ahead of the Welshman. Dumoulin finished third overall after winning the stage. Pinot lost 1:50 minutes against the clock and ended 4th overall.

Spilak [P] Cor Vos

This is the third year in a row that the overall winner of Tour de Suisse doesn’t get to wear the yellow jersey until after the last stage of the race. The other leader’s jerseys didn’t change hands today. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) wins the points classification, Stefan Denifl (IAM Cycling) takes the KOM jersey and Steve Morabito (FDJ) ends as the best Swiss rider in the race.

Results

Results

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

Final GC

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





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