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’’