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Johann Tschopp's previous best Giro finish was 34th last year. (©Bob Cullinan, CycleTo.com.)
Johann Tschopp's previous best Giro finish was 34th last year. (©Bob Cullinan, CycleTo.com.)

Tschopp Finishes 16th In Giro d'Italia

29. May 2011

Milan, Italy

Johann Tschopp held onto his 16th place overall Sunday to finish the Giro d'Italia as the BMC Racing Team's top rider and register his best Giro finish in five participations.

Six Finishers

Four BMC Racing Team riders – Chad Beyer, Mathias Frank, Alexander Kristoff and Simon Zahner – finished their first Giro, joining Danilo Wyss, who completed his second. "They were saying on TV that we were a young team here, but we showed we could do many things," BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Fabio Baldato said. "Johann was super in the breakaways throughout the race and he protected his spot on the GC today. I'm really happy for all the guys and thank them for riding so super in a hard, hard Giro." The final stage 26 kilometer time trial was won by David Millar (Garmin-Cervélo) and Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Sungard) earned his second Giro win and sixth Grand Tour victory.