News | Tour de Suisse • June 16, 2018
Tour de Suisse: Kristoff third in Bellinzona
In the Tour de Suisse stage eight today, six circuits totalling 123.8km, Alexander Kristoff sprinted to third place for UAE Team Emirates. Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won the group sprint ahead of Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Kristoff. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) placed fourth.
“I’m a little upset” said European champion Kristoff. “Troia and Ferrari worked well to bring me in the best spot. Above all Ferrari. In the final metres, he set me up on the wheel of Démare, but when the Frenchman began his sprint, I could not accelerate like I wanted.”
Richie Porte (BMC Racing) remains at the top of the overall classification ahead of Nairo Quintana (Movistar). Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) sits in 12th thanks to his consistent work and stage win the other day.
Tomorrow, the team will race the final stage of the Tour de Suisse: a time trial of 34.1km.
Stage 8 results:
1.Démare (Groupama – FDJ) 2:41:07
2.Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floor ) s.t.
3.Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
Overall classification after stage 8:
1.Riche Porte (BMC Racing Team) 28:47:17
2.Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) +0:17
3.Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) +0:52
12.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +2:42