Tour de Suisse (st. 3)
Ion & Gorka get through first selection as rain and steep hills into Rheinfelden circuit get them into 4th and 6th overall; Sütterlin also into front group. Lobato DNF
The Izagirre brothers remain in good position in the Tour de Suisse after coping very well with the insidious final circuit in Rheinfelden on stage three (192km), where Peter Sagan (TNK) offered yet another amazing exhibition with his attack through the final ascent of Schöneberg and victorious sprint against Albasini (OGE) and Dillier (BMC). The two from the Ormaiztegi saga were, alongside a nice Jasha Sütterlin -whom was only dropped from the leading, 25-rider peloton by the huge speed in the run-in to the finish-, the members from the Movistar Team into the favourites' group, very much selected by the racing pace, the steep hills -four of them into the final 50km- and the dazzling rain.
Ion sits now in fourth overall, 13" behind Sagan, with Gorka in sixth spot at 17" and losing no time into an overall classification which doesn't show Juanjo Lobato anymore, the Andalusian running out of energy during Monday's stage. Tuesday will bring another flat profile -though again with a short climb near the finish, Orges (Cat-3)- en route to Champagne (192km), the race's only French-speaking finish this year and the final chance for the sprinters before the grueling, big mountains show up from Wednesday.