Nico Denz wins photo finish mountain sprint in stage 6 of Tour de Suisse


Nico Denz won the sixth stage of the coronavirus-hit Tour de Suisse on Friday after race leader Aleksandr Vlasov was among a group of 30 riders forced to withdraw.

You can rewatch STAGE 6 HERE

Denz sprinted to victory ahead of Clement Champoussin and Jose Herrada after the 180km ride from Locarno to Moosalp, featuring the Nufenen Pass, located 2,478 metres above sea level.

Jakob Fuglsang of Israel-Premier Tech holds the overall leader’s yellow jersey which he claimed after Vlasov was forced to pull out of the race following a positive test for Covid-19.

Vlasov joined Ineos’ Adam Yates and the entire Jumbo-Visma team who had to pull out prior to the fifth stage for the same reason. Vlasov’s team-mate Anton Palzer also withdrew whilst amongst others to be affected were EF Education-Easypost who lost four riders including Rigoberto Uran.

Saturday’s seventh and penultimate stage again favours the climbers with a mountain finish after the 196km run from Ambri to Malbun.


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