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Stefan Bisseger second in the first stage of the Tour de Suisse – Sport

Stefan Bisseger second in the first stage of the Tour de Suisse – Sport

  • Stefan Bisseger narrowly missed out on victory at the start of this year's Tour de Suisse.
  • The eastern Swiss man lost just three seconds to Belgian Yves Lambaert in the 4.8km time trial in Vaduz.
  • The patient Stefan Kung comes in eighth place.

The opening trial of the 87th Tour de Suisse, with a height of only 25 meters and few curves, was aimed at the Swiss specialists. But both Stefan Bisseger and Stefan Kung were unable to convince the Thurgau player to wear the yellow jersey that the fans were hoping for.

Bissiger (EF Education-EasyPost) had no choice but to admit defeat to Yves Lambert. With a time of 5.05 minutes, the Belgian from the Soudal Quick Step team was able to lead, 3 seconds ahead of the 25-year-old Swiss. “I'm a little disappointed right now,” Bissiger said. “You did well, but you also need a little luck.”

Weaken Kong with no chance of victory

Time trial specialist Küng (Groupama FDJ) finished eighth, 11 seconds behind Lambart. There is a logical explanation for his performance: “I had bronchitis, I was still bedridden last weekend and I need this week to recover. That's why I lacked the necessary vitality,” said the 30-year-old.

At the same time as Küng, Mauro Schmid (Jayco AlUla) was also in the top ten. With 14th place and 13 seconds behind winner Lampaert, Jan Christen also had a great performance. The 19-year-old is taking part in his first Tour de Suisse.

The first stage in luck with the weather

As rain was forecast for the early evening, all the top riders chose early start numbers. Except for a few drops of rain, it remained largely dry until the end. However, no one came close to Lampaert's best times, as he remained in the leader's box for more than two hours.

The 33-year-old is no surprise winner. In 2019 he won the Tour de Suisse time trial in Goms. Lambert achieved his most expensive victory almost two years ago when he competed against the clock in the yellow Mayotte race at the start of the Tour de France in Copenhagen. This was his last victory so far until Sunday.

And this is how it continues

The second stage on Monday extends more than 177 kilometers from Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz, to Regensdorf in Zurich. The section is dedicated to runners. If you want to win, you have to survive the last climb to Regensburg. SRF 2 will air from 2:45 p.m.