It was only after 90 kilometers that the flight of the day saw the light of day. Everyone and everyone had tried, but the peloton’s stomach continued to growl for more than 2 hours.
Mathieu van der Poel’s teammates didn’t sit still either, but when 4 riders joined forces, they quickly looked the other way.
Movistar and Cofidis wanted to bring the yacht to life, but the afternoon nap had taken too long.
Stefan Bissegger (EF), Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ), Joey Rosskopf (Rally) and Joel Suter (Swiss squad) got more than 7 minutes and counted themselves rich.
Suter was left behind on the only full climb of the day, Bissegger put extra pressure on the rest in the wet descent towards the white line.
The three of them rushed to the airport of the fashionable Gstaad and Bissegger did everything by the book.
The home rider was unapproachable in the sprint, but the leader’s jersey was not in it for dessert.
Edward Theuns won the sprint of the peloton, where Mathieu van der Poel was also present. Tomorrow he will give off his yellow jersey with a smile in the mountains.