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Meyer time trials to 7th place on the final stage of the Tour de Suisse, Haig finishes 13th on GC

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Track star Cameron Meyer produced a solid ride on today's final stage of the Tour de Suisse, to finish in seventh place in the lengthy 34kilometre individual time trial event.

The stage win went to Swiss rider Stefan Kung (BMC), who completed the distance 19seconds faster than his nearest rival and 37seconds ahead of Meyer.

Fast TT course

The quickest times continued to change as the riders tackled the fast 34kilometre route. With the GC still very close at the start of the stage, it was Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) who made the most significant changes, finishing the stage in the top ten to shake up the overall and jump up to second place.

Soren Andersen (Sunweb) set an early bench mark with a time 40minutes 03seconds but it was Kung who came out on top on the day.

Overall battle

In his first race as Mitchelton-SCOTT's general classification leader, Australian Jack Haig finished the nine-day tour in 13th overall, after riding consistently and spending a few days in fifth position, just slipping down to 13th on the final challenging mountain stage. An impressive feat for the 24-year-old having come into the race from the Giro d'Italia.

Richie Porte (BMC) secured the overall race win after strong performances throughout the week defending the yellow jersey.

Securing a stage win

The highlight of the race for Mitchelton-SCOTT was a solo stage win for Chris Juul-Jensen on stage four, after the team raced aggressively, jumping across to the breakaway groups on the two previous stages.

Cameron Meyer - 7th place 

"I didn’t expect to place as high as I did, so I am very happy with the result. Today was a fast course but tough in sections with a strong wind blowing. 

"This is my first WorldTour Race in Europe this season after a long summer of track racing. I struggled on some of the days but all in all, the team had a successful Tour de Suisse. 

"We got a stage win with Chris and Jack had a solid GC ride. I really enjoyed being back in Switzerland with the team and we all look forward to the second half of the season."

Tour de Suisse stage 9 results:

1. Stefan Kung (BMC) 39:44
2. Soren Andersen (Sunweb) +0:19
3. Tejay van Garderen (BMC) +0:23
7. Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-SCOTT) +0:37

Final general classification:

1. Richie Porte (BMC) 29:28:05
2. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) +1:02
3.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) 1:12
13. Jack Haig (Mitchelton-SCOTT) +3:29

Photos courtesy of Getty Images

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