Tour de Suisse 2015 Stage 7: Kristoff bests Sagan by centimetres

Alexander KristoffStage 7 brings a 164.4 kilometres hilly ride with an uphill finish. Escapees Kwiatkowski is caught in the last kilometre and then Kristoff sprints to victory, besting Sagan by the tiniest margin. Thomas and Dumoulin take 5 seconds from leader Pinot. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 7th stage Tour de Suisse

1. Alexander Kristoff (nor)
2. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
3. Davide Cimolai (ita) s.t.
4. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
5. Arnaud Demaré (fra) s.t.
6. Jurgen Roelandts (bel) s.t.
7. Sep Vanmarcke (bel) s.t.
8. Michael Albasini (swi) s.t.
9. Marco Marcato (ita) s.t.
10. José Joaquin Rojas (spa) s.t.

13. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
14. Geraint Thomas (slo) s.t.
26. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.05
27. Simon Spilak (slo) s.t.

GC after stage 7
1. Thibaut Pinot (fra)
2. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.37
3. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.50
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 0.55
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (col) + 1.07
6. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.22
7. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.27
8. Steve Morabito (swi) + 2.29
9. Sebastian Reichenbach (swi) + 2.43
10. Sergio Henao (col) + 2.46

Race report
Michal Kwiatkowski is one of the most active riders in the beginning of the race and after a few failed attempts the world champion hits it off with Silvan Dillier, Daryl Impey and Axel Domont. The quartet races to a 4 minutes advantage and then the pack takes control and brings it down to 2 minutes. There it linger for a while.

With 15 km’s left the escapee’s gain is down to half a minute. Domont is dropped.

Kwiat et al are tough – 14 seconds with 5 km’s left.

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