The final stage of the WorldTour race Tour de Suisse was shortened today due to extreme weather conditions.
The 117kilometre stage was reduced down to 57kilometres and featured just one of the two original mountain passes.
With the shorter distance, the stage provided for very fast and aggressive racing with Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) taking the stage victory.
Sam Bewley was the highest place finisher for ORICA-GreenEDGE on the stage wrapping up a solid nine day's of racing for the team.
Sport director Neil Stephens was happy with the overall team performance during the challenging nine-day race.
"The stage was shortened today because of the weather," explained Stephens. "It was still a hard fast stage with a mountain pass and cold conditions at the top. Magnus Cort was aggressive early on and got into an early move before the climb."
|1||Jarlinson Pantano (COL) - IAM Cycling||1:23:55|
|2||Sergei Chernetski (RUS) - Team Katusha||ST|
|3||Jon Izaguirre (SPA) - Movistar Team||ST|
|4||Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) - Astana Pro Team||ST|
|5||Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team||ST|
|6||Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre - Merida||ST|
|7||Warren Barguil (FRA) - Team Giant-Alpecin||ST|
|8||Andrew Talansky (USA) - Cannondale Pro Cycling||0:00:56|
|9||Víctor De La Parte (SPA) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice||0:00:56|
|10||Joe Dombrowski (USA) - Cannondale Pro Cycling||0:00:56|
|86||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:01|
|97||Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:10|
|98||Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:10|
|100||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:10|
|110||Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:10|