Stefan Kung (BMC Racing) won the final individual time trial stage of the Tour de Suisse, making it the perfect day for BMC Racing as Richie Porte had no trouble retaining the overall race lead, to win the Tour de Suisse outright for the American Team.
For our African Team, with no TT specialists in our lineup, it was a matter of getting through the stage. Our Basque climber, Igor Anton, was fastest to the finish line in Bellinzona for us.
Tom-Jelte Slagter and Merhawi Kudus both finished in the middle of the field today, ensuring they went on to finish the Tour de Suisse in 25th and 27th place respectively.
Our African Team closed out the Tour de Suisse with 3 top 10 stage results over the 9 day’s, with Slagter’s 3rd place on the tough 5th stage being our highlight.