photo credits @ Tour de Suisse
Jon Izaguirre (Movistar) won today’s Individual Time Trial (ITT) at the Tour de Suisse, after setting a scorching time of 21:31 around the 16.8 kilometer course in Davos.
Meanwhile, Miguel Angel Lopez’s (Astana) second place finish was enough to move the Colombian rider into the overall race lead.
Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) had initially set a blistering time of 2:40, but Izagirre managed to claw back close to 25 seconds on the Swiss rider during the uphill section, followed by a plunging decent where the Spanish rider achieved speeds upwards of 70 mph.
Cancellara’s was later felled by Lopez, as the Trek-Segafredo rider had to settle for third spot on the podium.
In the meantime, American Andrew Talansky (Cannondale) was another beneficiary of a good performance on the stage, placing fifth to move up to second place in the overall classification behind Lopez at eight seconds.
Additionally, British hopeful Geraint Thomas (Sky) put in a solid ride to place ninth on the stage, but didn’t make any headway in moving up the general classification. He sits in eighth place overall, one minute and 30 seconds adrift of Lopez.
Tour de Suisse 2016: Stage eight, Davos to Davos, 16.8km ITT
1. Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar in 21-31
2. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana at 18 secs
3. Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Trek-Segafredo at 19 secs
4. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 21 secs
5. Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale at 23 secs
6. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar at 24 secs
7. Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling at 25 secs
8. Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge at 25 secs
9. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky at 33 secs
10. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing at 34 secs
General classification after stage eight
1. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana at 29-32-03
2. Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale at 8 secs
3. Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar at 16 secs
4. Warren Barguil (Fra) Giant-Alpecin at 18 secs
5. Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling at 52 secs
6. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 1-21
7. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing at 1-26
8. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky at 1-30
9. Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha at 1-31
10. Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida at 2-09
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