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Richie Porte Wins Tour de Suisse and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it. So, what did you miss?

Porte seals overall victory

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) wasn’t able to close the 17-second gap to Porte (BMC) in the final stage time trial. The Australian actually gained 55 seconds on the Colombian and sealed his GC win. It was Jakob Fuglsang who made the best use of the route and jumped from sixth place to second overall, pushing Quintana back to third.

“Such an honour to finish off all the hard work of the BMC boys over the past 9 days and win Tour de Suisse. Biggest victory of my career!” Porte said after the win.

Stage 9: Bellinzona – Bellinzona (34.1km)

1 Stefan Küng (BMC), in 39-44
2 Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb), at 19s
3 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), at 23s
4 Maciej Bodnar (Bora-Hansgrohe), at 26s
5 Michael Matthews (Sunweb), at 26s
6 Pavel Sivakov (Sky), at 37s
7 Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott), same time
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), at 38s
9 Nikias Arndt (Sunweb), at 44s
10 Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), at 46s

General classification

1 Richie Porte (BMC), in 29-28-05
2 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), at 1-02
3 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar), at 1:12
4 Enric Mas Nicolau (Quick Step Floors), at 1-20
5 Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb), at 1-21
6 Simon Špilak (Katusha-Alpecin), at 1-47
7 Sam Oomen (Sunweb), at 1-52
8 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), at 1-59
9 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates, at 2-27
10 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama – FDJ, at 2-41

Hold my beer…

Wait. How could he see them?

We all suffer from this one!