Tour de Suisse stage 9 time trial start times

Richie Porte (BMC) leads the Tour de Suisse, after stage 7

The Tour de Suisse concludes on Sunday with a 34.1km individual time trial in Bellinzona, where Richie Porte (BMC) will hope to secure final overall victory. The Australian carries a lead of 17 seconds over Nairo Quintana (Movistar) into the final stage, while Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) is 52 seconds down in third. The first rider off is Calvin Watson (Aqua Blue Sport), who sets out at 13:07 local time. Of the early starters, Taylor Phinney (EF-Drapac), Michael Hepburn (Mitchelton-Scott) and Maciej Bodnar (Bora-Hansgrohe) are among the men to watch. Porte has picked out teammate Stefan Küng as the favourite for stage honours and the Swiss rider rolls down the start ramp at 14:51. The top ten riders on GC will set out at two-minute intervals, beginning with Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), who starts his effort at 15:18. The battle for podium places is sure to be tight, with less than a ...

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