Haas raises hopes of Tour de France selection with another fine ride at Suisse

Nathan Haas leads the breakaway during stage 6 at Tour de Suisse

Nathan Haas ( Katusha-Alpecin ) came close to a stage win for a second time this week at the Tour de Suisse but once again narrowly missed out. On stage 2 , the Australian finished third behind Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgorhe) and Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), and four days later he crossed the line at Gommiswald in second place. After a disappointing spring due to health problems, the 29-year-old has put himself back in contention for a Tour de France spot, even if he is still without a win since the Tour of Oman. Haas formed part of an 18-rider break on stage 6 and was still in contention for the stage win when the remnants of the early move hit the final slopes of the last climb. However, the tactics of Team Sunweb, coupled with the brute strength of eventual stage winner Soren Kragh Andersen, scuppered Haas’ chances. Michael Gogl ...

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