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Cadel Evans and the rest of the peloton could not hold off Peter Sagan (right), who won the stage. (©BMC/Graham Watson photo.)
Cadel Evans and the rest of the peloton could not hold off Peter Sagan (right), who won the stage. (©BMC/Graham Watson photo.)

Tour de Suisse, Stage 3: Evans Fifth

16. June 2014

On Monday's uphill finish at the Tour de Suisse, BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans finished fifth after leading out the sprint in the final 500 meters.

Kohler, Wyss In Breakaways
"I started my sprint early and in front knowing that the last climb was narrow and hard to pass on," Evans said. "It was too early for the stage win, but good for the GC (general classification)." Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) won the stage ahead of Michael Albasini (ORICA-GreenEDGE) and Sergio Henao (Team Sky). "It was a long stage after a harder day like yesterday," Evans said. "I think everyone started with tired legs." BMC Racing Team's Martin Kohler and Danilo Wyss were both part of breakaways on the 203-kilometer stage, with Kohler's lasting more than 100 km and Wyss leading his four-man group over the final categorized climb before his group was caught with about 20 km to go. "In the meeting just before the race we planned to go in the breakaways,” BMC Racing Team Sport Director Fabio Baldato said. "ORICA-GreenEDGE decided to make the race hard, so it was a great advantage to have a guy in the front and put pressure on the other teams." Evans is the BMC Racing Team's best-placed rider on the general classification in 26th place, 51 seconds behind Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), who kept the overall lead.

Listen to complete comments from Baldato and Evans on the BMC Racing Team Audio Line.

See photos from the race in the BMC Racing Team Flickr gallery.