the Tour of Switzerland 2022 was played out over one final day, a 25.6 kilometer time trial around Vaduz. Ddecisive for the general classification, this time has thus sealed the fate of this 85th edition since Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers) overthrew the leader Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe), this Sunday. Comfortable in the timed exercise, the 36-year-old runner, who becomes the first Briton to win the Swiss event, clearly dominated the Colombian who finally resisted Jakob Fuglsang (Israel-First Tech). Regarding the stage victory, Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) won their duel against Geraint Thomas. The Belgian was 3 seconds ahead of the runnerINEOS Grenadiers and 10″ Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ).
Video – Remco Evenepoel the final time, Geraint Thomas the general!
Bob Jungels confirms, Fuglsang cracks in the final, Higuita 11th
Regarding the other results: Daniel Felipe Martinez (INEOS Grenadiers) took 4th place in the time trial, 18 seconds behind Remco Evenepoel. In very good condition since the start of the Swiss event, Bob Jungels (AG2R Citroën) took a fine 5th place, still trailing the Belgian by 33 seconds. Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe / 6th at 39″), Felix Grossschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe / 7th at 55″) and Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost / 8th at 59″) also performed well this Sunday. In the fight to take second place overall, Jakob Fuglsang (Israel-Premier Tech) finally cracked in the last kilometers (9th at 1’02”). The former leader Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished 11th, 1’17” from the winner, Remco Evenepoel.
When you give it everything
It’s second in GC for @HiguitSergio after finishing 11th in the time trial ðŸ’ŠðŸ ¼
He also wins the best young rider jersey ðŸ¤ pic.twitter.com/nAoYBsQkX5
— BORA – hansgrohe (@BORAhansgrohe) June 19, 2022
Remco Evenepoel out of the top 10 overall, Thibaut Pinot in the top 15
Concerning the general, the main lesson remains the final victory of Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers) who becomes the first British rider to win the Tour of Switzerland. The 36-year-old runner is thus ahead Sergio Higuita (+ 1’12”) and Jakob Fuglsang (+ 1’16”). Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) and Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) complete the final top 5. Despite his great victory, Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) failed to make the final top 10. He finished in 11th place overall. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), which finished the time trial in the top 30 (29th 2’14” from the winner), finished the Swiss event in 14th place.
– INEOS Grenadiers (@INEOSGrenadiers) June 19, 2022