News | Tour de Suisse | Tour of Slovenia • June 18, 2023
Ayuso takes emphatic second win at Tour de Suisse
Spaniard second overall, Ulissi podiums in Slovenia
Juan Ayuso took another strong victory today on stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse from St. Gallen to Abtwil (25.7km), blitzing the course in a time of 32:25.
The 20 year old talent clocked an average speed of 47.5kmph to win the stage and came within a whisker of taking the overall title. Finally he would concede it to yellow jersey Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) by just 9’’.
Nevertheless the result is very promising for the rising Spanish star as he takes the 33rd win of the year for UAE Team Emirates.
Ayuso : “I’m happy because I won the stage, it’s my second time trial win of the year so I’m happy to be improving in this discipline. I’m a little disappointed not to take the GC win by such a small margin but Mattias was really strong and I offer him my congratulations. I would like to dedicate the stage victory to Gino (Mader). Everybody here gave their best for him these days to try and honour his memory. ”
Meanwhile at the Tour of Slovenia there was more podium action for UAE Team Emirates as Diego Ulissi finished 3rd place overall after a tough week of racing.
Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) took the final stage in Novo Mesto with Filippo Zana (Jayco-Alula) taking the overall.
Tour de Suisse Stage 8 results
1.Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) 32:25
2.Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quickstep) +8’’
2.Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) +9’’
Tour de Suisse Final General Classification
1.Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) 21:17:19
2.Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) +9’’
3.Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quickstep) +45’’
Tour of Slovenia stage 5 results
1.Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) 3:07:49
2.Filippo Zana (Jayco-Alula) s.t
3.Luka Mezgec (Jayco-Alula) +16’’
9.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
Tour of Slovenia final results
1.Filippo Zana (Jayco Alula) 20:00:24
2.Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) +18’’
3.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +23’’