News | Tour de Suisse • June 15, 2023
Ayuso takes sensational win at Suisse
Young Spaniard wins at La Punt
Juan Ayuso took a spectacular solo victory today on stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse from Fiesch to La Punt (211km) .
The 20 year old talent launched himself in pursuit of the breakaway on the final climb with -14km on a mission to ride away to glory.
The others in the group including race leader Felix Gall (Ag2r-Citroen) had no response to the attack as he bridged across to and passed the breakaway group over the top of the climb.
Ayuso had time to celebrate as he put his hands in the air to take his second victory of the season.
Ayuso : “I’m so happy with this victory.
Yesterday I had no legs and I just suffered through. Today as the pace started increasing I starting feeling better and better. We’re going to try and challenge for GC, it’s going to be hard but I’ll try until the end. It’s going to be a big fight all the way until Sunday and anything can happen along the way.”
Tomorrow the Tour de Suisse continues with Stage 6 from La Punt to Oberwil-Lieli (215.3km).
Stage 5 results
1.Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) 5:23:01
2.Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) +54
3.Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious) +54
General Classification after stage 5
1.Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) 16:43:41
2.Felix Gall (Ag2r Citroen) +8’’
3.Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) +18’’