Soloist wins Swiss stage, home hero Kung in yellow

2018-06-12 19:52
Cycling (File)

Lausanne - Denmark's Christopher Juul Jensen gave the Mitchelton Scott team yet another reason to smile on Tuesday by clinching a solo win by just a few seconds on the on the 4th stage of the Tour de Suisse after a long-range breakaway.

The Australian team had a very successful Giro d'Italia in May with Simon Yates wearing the pink jersey for 13 days and the team winning five stages.

Juul Jensen had been part of a larger break, but dropped them from 15km out, and held his nerve as the pack homed in on him to clinch a rare victory.

Sunweb's Australian puncher Michael Matthews won the bunch sprint for second and Belgium's Yves Lampaert of Quick-Step was third.

The results leaves Swiss time-trial champion Stefan Kung, who broke his jaw in a fall six weeks ago, in the race leader's yellow jersey after four stages after his BMC team won the opening team time-trial earlier in the week.

Thursday's stage takes the peloton up three steep climbs and through a series of chic ski resorts culminating in a summit finish at Leukerbad.

Read more on:    tour de suisse  |  cycling


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.