Richard Carapaz withstanding the challenge of Uran to win the Tour De Suisse.Swiss star Gino Mader pipped Canadian Mike Woods to the finishto win the stage, his second of the Tour. Uran was left on his own to try to wrestle the title from Carapaz after the withdrawal of Julian Alaphilippe who was attending the birth of his first child. The Ecuadorian stuck to Uran like glue making sure he doesn’t open up a 17 second or more gap and finished 5th. The Colombian Uran finished 7th. The 159km Andermatt course provided notable highlights.
Watch Mader on the final descent.Look how he bends his elbows and tuck them as if leaning on the handle bars. This is a normal tactic in cycling to get speed on the descent. Now watch the final 100 meters of the sprint between Mader and Woods. Look at Woods’s bike sway in a zig zag motion. This motion is known to decrease bike speed. Although it may be involuntary with the rider looking to gain more speed it was detrimental to him at the end.