Warbasse Revels In Suisse Breakaway Action

US champion Larry Warbasse on the attack during stage 5 at Tour de Suisse

Larry Warbasse (Aqua Blue Sport) came up short in his attempt to replicate his stage win at the Tour de Suisse from 12 months ago but the US national champion vowed to continue fighting with four days remaining in the race. On stage 5 , the first serious mountain test in this year’s race, Warbasse escaped with Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo), Sylvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale), Willie Smit (Katusha-Alpecin) and Paul Ourselin (Direct Energie). The American went solo on the penultimate climb of the day to Montana Village but was caught on the lower slopes of the final ascent to Leukerbad, with first Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) and then the peloton passing him. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) claimed the stage, while Richie Porte (BMC) moved into the race lead, but there was still a spot on the podium for Warbasse, who picked up the combativity award for ...

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