News | Tour de Suisse • June 18, 2017
Rui Costa got final 5th in GC.
The Portuguese Rui Costa got 17th time in the last stage, and individual time trial from Schaffhausen to Schaffhausen on 28.6 km, confirming the 5th final position in the Overall Ranking. The Time trail was won by the Australian Rhoan Dennis (BMC) in 36’30’’ overtaking his team-mates Stefan Kung and Damiano Caruso. Simon Spilak (Katusha) won the general classification, second place for Damiano Caruso and third place for Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL).
The best UAE Team Emirates rider in the last stage was Valerio Conti, with a time of 37’46’’ ranked in 14th position. Conti also got a good 12th position in final GC.
Rui Costa: “My goal was the top 5 in this Tour de Suisse and at the end I got it. But I can’t hide it was difficult because, even if I started well this week, I was tired in the final stages. I rode the Giro d’Italia where I spent a lot of energy, so I think was normal don’t be fresh in this Tour de Suisse. Anyway I’m happy because as I said the minimum objective was the top 5 and I got it. Now my plan is a perid of rest and after that to prepare the Tour of Poland and the Vuelta a Espana”.
Simone Pedrazzini, sport director: “As Rui said our goal was a GC top 5 and thanks to all the team and Rui Costa we got it. Maybe we miss a victory, even if we were really close to get it two times with Rui and Modolo yesterday. Now we’ll look ahead to new ambitious goals”.
Result last stage – ITT, 28.6 km.
1 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:36:30
2 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team +29
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team +47
4 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida +51
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin +51
14 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates +1’16’’
17 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates +1’25’’
Final General Classification
1 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin 28:37:11
2 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team +48’’
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo +1’08’’
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2’37’’
5 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates +3’09’’
12 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates +7’32’’