Decisive stages coming up in Suisse

15 June 2011
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After two transition stages -just in terms of importance for the final outcome, not due to the high pace they have been ridden-, the 2011 Tour de Suisse comes into its decisive moment with two mountain stages that will define a general classification where Mauricio Soler is still 2nd with less than a minute lost on race leader Damiano Cunego (LAM).

The Colombian from Movistar Team had no problems to complete today’s stage, the race coming into another mass sprint won by Slovenian Borut Bozic while Blue rider José Joaquín Rojas took 5th place, after fighting again with the top riders in yet another complicated finale, with several turns into the final straight that avoided the Spanish sprinter to progress into the peloton -23 top-10 places for him so far in the season-. Thursday awaits as one of the two big stages left -only a flat stage on Saturday and Sunday’s closing ITT will come after that- is ridden over 157 kilometers to end in Liechtenstein with the hard Triesenberg climb, an HC ascent -14.4k on a 8.6% gradient- that will surely open gaps that will be defined into the selective Friday stage towards Austria.