Tour de Suisse 2019: Tolhoek climbs to victory, Bernal new leader

Antwan Tolhoek - Tour de Suisse 2019: Tolhoek climbs to victory, Bernal new leaderThe Tour de Suisse serves its first summit finish on the Flumserberg. Antwan Tolhoek brings the early break home and solos to victory, while Egan Bernal climbs to the leader jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage Tour de Suisse 2019

1. Antwan Tolhoek (nld)
2. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.17
3. François Bidard (fra) + 0.24
4. Jan Hirt (cze) + 0.29
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 0.31
6. Patrick Bevin (aus) + 0.38
7. Rui Costa (por) + 0.44
8. Tiesj Benoot (bel) s.t.
9. Patrick Schelling (swi) + 0.46
10. Patrick Konrad (aut) s.t.

80. Kasper Asgreen (den) + 11.01
135. Peter Sagan (svk) + 16.40

GC after stage 6
1. Egan Bernal (col)
2. Rohan Dennis (aus) + 0.12
3. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 0.29
4. Jan Hirt (cze) + 0.35
5. Tiesj Benoot (bel) s.t.
6. Marc Soler (spa) + 0.41
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 0.50
8. François Bidard (fra) + 0.58
9. Fabio Aru (ita) + 1.07
10. Nicolas Roche (irl) s.t.

12. Enric Mas (spa) + 1.17
15. Simon Spilak (slo) + 1.26
16. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 1.32
37. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 4.03

Race report
It takes 25 kilometres before a big breakaway takes shape. Daniel Oss, Bert-Jan Lindeman, Antwan Tolhoek, Rui Costa, Alexander Kristoff, Matteo Trentin, Luis Mas, Robert Stannard, Nikias Arndt, Kevin Geniets, Matej Mohoric, Jasper Stuyven, François Bidard, Aurélien Paret-Peintre, Thomas Scully, Stan Dewulf, Tosh Van der Sande, Patrick Bevin, Nathan Haas, Benjamin King, Pim Ligthart, Colin Joyce, Gian Friesecke, Claudio Imhof and Simon Pellaud race to a lead of 4 minutes.

The lead group tackles the Flumserberg to 2 minutes ahead of the peloton. Tolhoek heads out alone before Mas and Bevin bridge across. The Dutchman drops them in the last 3 kilometres, while Egan Bernal attacks in de GC group. He gobbles up the remnants of the early break and heads for the front of the race.

Yet, Tolhoek remains out of reach and wins the race 17 seconds ahead of the unleashed Colombian, who catapults into the GC lead.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2019 Tour de Suisse.

Tour de Suisse 2019 stage 6: route, profile, videos

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