Marc Soler, Lluís Mas strong in Flumserberg climb

20 June 2019
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Tour de Suisse (st. 6)

Catalan up to 6th overall in Switzerland – 41″ behind Bernal (INS) – as he stays inside first group of favourites behind the Colombian; Tolhoek (TJV) wins stage from 24-man break, featuring an excellent Lluís (leader of the race until last 3km).

Dutch youngster Antwan Tolhoek (TJV) took a solo victory atop the Flumserberg to crown a fast-paced, demanding stage six of the Tour de Suisse -120km with a Cat-1 climb at the end-, the last survivor of a 24-man early breakaway which featured one of the most prominent names – by his team-work and also individual merits – of the Movistar Team in 2019: Lluís Mas.

Mas during the Flumserberg climb. (c) Anni Tuerk / BettiniPhoto

The Mallorca native stayed until the last 3km into a leading trio with Tolhoek and New Zealander Paddy Bevin (CPT), ahead of a peloton from which also jumped across another member of the Giro squad -Spaniard Héctor Carretero– and which included a fine Marc Soler, 11th at the finish – just under half a minute behind top GC contender Egan Bernal (INS).

The Colombian now has 41″ on Marc, who jumps onto sixth overall as he seeks for a good GC result in the three tough stages remaining. Friday’s finish will be another mountain climb, the San Gottardo; Saturday offers an ITT in Goms, which suits Marc’s characteristics; and to cap things off on Sunday, a brutal mountain trek around Ulrichen, with three HC ascents.

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 15 - 23 Jun

Tour de Suisse SUI

(6th Stage) Einsiedeln - Flumserberg (120.2 km)
  1. 01 Antwan Tolhoek Jumbo - Visma 2h43'34"
  2. 02 Egan Bernal Team INEOS +17"
  3. 03 François Bidard AG2R La Mondiale +24"
  4. 11 Marc Soler Movistar Team +46"
  5. 25 Carlos Betancur Movistar Team +1'45"
  6. 27 Lluís Mas Movistar Team +1'49"
  7. 45 Winner Anacona Movistar Team +3'37"
  8. 56 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +6'05"
  9. 96 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team +11'36"
  10. 124 Carlos Barbero Movistar Team +15'44"
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  1. 01 Egan Bernal Team INEOS 18h40'18"
  2. 02 Rohan Dennis Bahrain-Merida +12"
  3. 03 Patrick Konrad Bora-Hansgrohe +29"
  4. 06 Marc Soler Movistar Team +41"
  5. 18 Lluís Mas Movistar Team +1'42"
  6. 20 Carlos Betancur Movistar Team +1'44"
  7. 33 Winner Anacona Movistar Team +3'21"
  8. 47 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +9'07"
  9. 78 Carlos Barbero Movistar Team +19'33"
  10. 108 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team +35'20"
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