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Evenepoel wins the 7th stage of the Tour of Switzerland and dedicates it to Gino Mäder

Evenepoel wins the 7th stage of the Tour of Switzerland and dedicates it to Gino Mäder

Evenepoel wins the 7th stage of the Tour of Switzerland and dedicates it to Gino Mäder

Euskaraz irakurri: Evenepoelek irabazi du Suitzako Itzuliko 7. stage eta Mäderri eskaini dio garaipena

Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quick Step) achieved victory in the seventh stage of the Tour de Suisse which was held this Saturday June 17 between Tübach and Weinfelden with a distance of 183.5 kilometers. the belgian dedicated the victory to Gino Máder, a cyclist who died on June 16 after suffering a serious fall in the 5th stage of the Swiss round.

The race resumed after neutralize the sixth stage on June 17, as a sign of mourning, the death of Gino Mäder, who suffered a fatal fall during the fifth day. his team, the Bahrain Victorious, decided to withdraw from the race before the penultimate stage very affected by the tragic loss of his rider.

Evenepoel broke away just after the top of the last climb of the day, when the GC times had already been taken with 25km to go to allow the riders to contest the final however they wanted, just one day after Mäder’s death. . The Belgian left with a group that had formed on the climb to Ottenberg thanks to the marking of Jumbo-Visma and Ineos Grenadiers. The group amassed a 30-second lead downhill en route to the finish.

Evenepoel claimed victory, the 44th of his career, beating his compatriot in the final effort Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). Third finished the Frenchman Bryan Coquard (Cofidis).

the danish Mattias Skjelmose continues as leader of the general classification and, in the absence of the closing stage, leads the Austrian Felix Gall by 8 seconds (AG2R) and in 18 the Spanish Juan Ayuso (UAE Emirates).

Source: Eitb

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