Video: Sagan & Colbrelli really throw bikes around in Suisse sprint

Posted on: June 11th, 2018

Peter Sagan and Sonny Colbrelli moved around a huge amount in the sprint, coming together with Gaviria on the line after a really dramatic finish at Tour de Suisse.


Peter Sagan lit up the finale of stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse today but was beaten to victory by Sonny Colbrelli.

Both riders really threw their bikes around in the final sprint; separated in the end by Fernando Gaviria.

Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) began the sprint down the left but by the time it was over was in the middle of the road, leaning into Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe).

At one point when Gaviria (QuickStep) looked like he may take the win, Sagan dived across the road onto his wheel.

On the line the world champion would be squeezed between the winner and runner-up, making for a somewhat sketchy but exciting sprint.



Sagan, who had won yesterday’s stage, attacked over the top of the final climb, with just 5km remaining, causing the field to split.

The climb and descent that followed, combined with the rain, made for a difficult finale in which the action never stopped.

Eddie Dunbar (Aqua Blue Sport) is the only Irish rider in the race. He had held his place yesterday as the peloton was whittled down to just over 60  men.

Today he lost some time; finishing on his own in 67th some 55 seconds down. His team mate Calvin Watson was in the early breakaway again today.

He claimed the points jersey yesterday and having secured more intermediate sprint points today he has retained it.

US champion Larry Warbasse was best of the team today, in 58th place at 27 seconds.

Stefan Küng (BMC Racing) retained the yellow jersey he took after Saturday’s team time trial. He leads by three seconds from team mates Greg Van Avermaet and Richie Porte.

Tomorrow’s stage 4 takes the riders 189km from Gansingen to Gstaad. There is just one climb; peaking at 1,300, followed by a descent into the finish.