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Trentin powers to 10th in Tour de Suisse time trial

Sat 22 Jun 2019

European road race champion Matteo Trentin put in a solid display on the time trial bike to take 10th on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse.

The Italian was the last rider of the start ramp for Mitchelton-SCOTT and he continued his strong form at the tour with a lap of 22:34.

Flat and Straight

The penultimate stage of the race saw the riders return to their time trial bikes for a flat 19.2-kilometre route around Goms, with the TT specialists expected to shine.

Australian Alex Edmondson was the first rider off the start ramp for Mitchelton-SCOTT and he put in a solid ride to briefly go top of the time sheets in the early stages of the day. The 25-year-old's time of 22:59 was eventually good enough for 23rd overall.

Kiwi Sam Bewley was the next out on the course as he continues his comeback from a crash ahead of the prologue at the Tour de Romandie last month and he crossed the line in a time of 23.03 for 72nd on the stage.

After spending the day in the breakaway on stage seven, Ethiopian time trial champion Tsgabu Grmay headed out on course and came home in 88th place. Local hero Michael Albasini shortly followed his teammate down the start ramp and the veteran lapped the Goms course for 106th place, six places ahead of youngster Rob Stannard.

Last Man

Trentin was the last man down the ramp for the team and the 29-year-old powered around the course in impressive fashion to break into the top-10 as he crossed the line. It was then a case of waiting to see how the general classification contenders faired to see how the final results would stack up, with Trentin holding on for a creditable 10th.

Matteo Trentin:
"The course was almost all straight forward and flat, with just one section with some technical corners so that suited me."

"I think it’s a solid result that finishes a good week of work here for me in Switzerland. Tomorrow will just be about surviving and getting through the mountains."

"But for now the form is where it needs to be so I'm happy and today was another solid result to go with my results in the sprint finishes from earlier in the week."

Tour de Suisse Stage Eight Results:
1. Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick Step) 21:58
2. Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck - Quick Step) +0:05
3. Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) +0:10
10. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT) +0:36

General Classification After Stage Seven:
1. Egan Bernal (Team INEOS) 24:40:24
2. Rohan Dennis (Bahrain Merida) +0:22
3. Patrick Konrad (BORA - hansgrohe) +1:46
39. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT) +18:23

Photos Courtesy of Getty Images.

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