News | Tour de Suisse June 13, 2022

Top-5 for Trentin at Tour de Suisse

5th for the Italian in Aesch

After Marc Hirschi’s 4th place in the opening leg, today it was Matteo Trentin who crossed the finish line from Küsnacht-Aesch in 5th place.


The hilly course favored the brave, rewarding Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) with the success, on a solo finish with 38 ” on the main group in which Trentin took 5th place in the sprint.
Leknessund moved away with the breakaway in first kilometersin a move which included UAE’s Joel Suter.
The break were then all reabsorbed by the peloton, except the winner of the day.


Due to the bonuses distributed in today’s stage, Marc Hirschi fell to 8th place in the general classification, with an unchanged gap of 10 ”from the leader Stephen Williams (Bahrain-Victorious).


Trentin“In yesterday’s stage I had suffered a lot from the heat and I had paid for the efforts made on Friday in the Aargau GP. Today, however, I was better and was able to face the demanding second part of the race well.
On the last ascent we traveled at a high pace, I held up well and climbed the hill with a limited margin from the head of the group, managing to get back on the downhill.
We moved well up to the finish line, my teammates did a great job, but Leknessund was the strongest today.
In the sprint of the group I started a little behind but with good legs I still took 5th place: tomorrow it can go better “.


On the 3rd stage, 176.9 km from Aesch to Grenechen, the bunch will face another hilly test.


Stage 2 results:
1- Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) 4:46:22
2- Alberto Bettiol (EF-EasyPost) +38 ”
3- Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) s.t.
5- Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.


General classification after stage 2:
1- Stephen Williams (Barhain-Victorious) 9:03:41
2- Maximilian Schachman (Bora-hansgrohe) +4 ”
3- Andreas Kron (Lotto-Soudal) +6 ”
8- Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) +10 “