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Van Garderen Tenth on Tour de Suisse Time Trial

18. June 2016, Davos (SUI) — Road Team

Tejay van Garderen in action on the Tour de Suisse Stage 8 time trial. (c) Sirotti

Tejay van Garderen crossed the line on the Tour de Suisse stage 8 individual time trial to clock the tenth-best time of the day, remaining in seventh place on the General Classification.

The 16.8 kilometer time trial, won by Ion Izagirre (Movistar Team) saw a shake up of the General Classification with Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) taking the leader’s jersey heading into the final stage.

It all comes down to the final test in the mountains which sees the the peloton battle for the race honors on the 117.7km stage starting and finishing in Davos.

Quotes of the Day

Tejay van Garderen:

“The legs felt a little sluggish. I was definitely feeling the effects of the past three hard days in the mountains. Normally a course like this would have really suited me well but I felt like I had to muscle it a bit more than really just finesse. It’s still not a bad day, I’d just say average.”

“On a course like today I’m not really surprised that Izagirre did a good ride as he’s proven to be a good time trial specialist, especially on a course like this. Some of the other guys I was a little surprised at. All in all, I think the guys that were expected to be up there were up there.”

“We go over two monster passes tomorrow and it’s only 117km so there could be a really big explosion in the GC. The conditions could be bad which can definitely play a factor.”

Fabio Baldato:

“Tejay put in a solid ride. He was hoping to pull back some time on the GC riders who were in front of him, but in the end he has remained in seventh place on GC so it was still a good day.”

“We still have one short but really tough stage ahead. All of the GC guys will be giving it everything they’ve got and so will we. The weather forecast isn’t looking good which will add another dimension to the two climbs and run into Davos.”

Race Profile

Tour de Suisse (2.UWT)

Stage 8 Davos to Davos 16.8km

Top 3: 1. Ion Izagirre (Movistar Team), Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team), Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo)

BMC Racing Team Top 3: 10. Tejay van Garderen, 33. Michael Schaer, 37. Dylan Teuns

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See photos from the race.

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