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Mathias Frank scored his best career result at the Tour de Suisse. (photo: Angelika Kaufmann-Pauger)
Mathias Frank scored his best career result at the Tour de Suisse. (photo: Angelika Kaufmann-Pauger)

Mathias Frank Sixth Overall At Tour de Suisse

19. June 2011

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Mathias Frank of the BMC Racing Team capped an impressive week at the Tour de Suisse with 12th place in Sunday's individual time trial, lifting him to sixth overall in the final standings.

Stage 6 Crash Costly
Frank's performance on his BMC time machine in the 32-kilometer race against the clock shot him up three places in the overall classification. The result made up for some of the disappointment Frank faced after crashing on Stage 6 and having to chase back on the race's toughest climb. "Had he not had that crash, I think we would have seen him on the podium here for sure," BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said. Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack) was only 13 seconds off of Fabian Cancellara's winning time to unseat previous race leader Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) and win overall.