Tour De Suisse: Bernal Victorious On San Gottardo

Egan Bernal wins stage 7 at Tour de Suisse

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) extended his lead in the Tour de Suisse with a commanding victory on stage 7. The Colombian dropped all of his GC rivals on the final climb of the Passo San Gottardo with just under two kilometres remaining and soloed to another impressive win in the young 22-year-old’s career. There was little resistance when Bernal decided to stretch his legs on the cobbled sector of the long 12.4km climb with only Bahrain-Merida’s Domenico Pozzovivo and Rohan Dennis mounting a late but eventually futile chase. The rest of the field simply had no response after Team Ineos and in particular Ben Swift set a frantic pace from the base of the final climb. Bernal finished 23 seconds clear of the Bahrain-Merida chasing duo, with Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jan Hirt (Astana), and Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) finishing a further 11 seconds down. Enric Mas (Deceuninck-QuickStep) had attacked with ...

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