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Van der Poel Still in the Lead of Tour de Suisse as Bissegger Wins Stage Four

By Monica Buck

Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-Nippo) proved to be the strongest of a four-rider breakaway, winning the sprint in front of Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ) and Joey Rosskopf (Rally). Joel Suter (Switzerland) was dropped on the final climb and finished fourth. Bissegger only turned pro six months ago and already won a stage of Paris-Nice and now Tour de Suisse as well.

The peloton tried to chase the break but then gave up with around 30 km to go. Both Alaphilippe and Van der Poel stayed together in the peloton, meaning the Dutchman kept his yellow jersey. Will he keep it all the way? What do you think?

Tour de Suisse – stage 4

1. Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-Nippo) – 3:46:21
2. Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ)
3. Joey Rosskopf (Rally Cycling)
4. Joel Suter (Switzerland) + 23 s
5. Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) + 5:16
6. Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates)
7. Omar Fraile (Astana-Premier Tech)
8. Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo-Visma)
9. Fred Wright (Team Bahrain Victorious)
10. Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange)

General classification

1. Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) – 12:40:51
2. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) + 1 s
3. Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) + 4 s
4. Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 6 s
5. Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) + 13 s
6. Iván García (Movistar Team) + 16 s
7. Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) + 17 s
8. Neilson Powless (EF Education-Nippo) + 29 s
9. Andreas Kron (Lotto-Soudal) + 37 s
10. Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-Nippo) + 38 s