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Tour of Switzerland Stage 8 Flash Results, Photos – Martin Wins

by pedalmag.com

June 20, 2009 (Crans-Montana, Switzerland) – It was Columbia-Highroad again with Tony Martin (Ger) taking the win this time on Stage 8 from Le Sentier to Crans-Montana, 182 km, over Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-N.G.C. in second and third-placed Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank, who is second overall going into the final 39km ITT stage on Sunday. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream placed 21st today and is also 21st overall.


1. Tony Martin (Ger) Columbia-Highroad 4:12:31
2. Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC
3. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 0:02
4. Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
5. Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-Highroad
6. Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis
7. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana
8. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
9. Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha
10. Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank

21. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 1:01

GC after Stage 8

1. Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale 32:19:48
2. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 0:04
3. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:28
4. Tony Martin (Ger) Columbia-Highroad 39 0:39
5. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:45

21. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 4:01

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