Italian Elia Viviani won his second consecutive stage on day five of the Tour de Suisse in Einsiedeln today.
The Deceuninck-QuickStep rider completed the 177km stage, which started in Einsiedeln, in a time of 4:18:26.
Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) placed second, with Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) third.
“It’s good to win again here. The guys did an amazing job again. When they do a leadout like that they make my life really easy,” said Viviani.
“I’m ready [for the Tour], so I need to manage the next two weeks after Tour de Suisse and arrive there with the best shape I can.
“We’ll try to enjoy today’s and yesterday’s win and then we focus on the Tour. It’s a lot of suffering in the next few days but I think it’s good for the legs and for the shape.”
Sagan also retained the overall lead, while Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) claimed second and Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) third.
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Stage five results
1. Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 4:18:26
2. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
3. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
4. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott
5. Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb
6. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
7. Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Switzerland
8. Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
10. Patrick Bevin (NZl) CCC Team
101. Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data +0:00:44
138. Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin +0:05:32
1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 15:55:48
2. Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:00:14
3. Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:21
4. Rohan Dennis (Aus) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:22
5. Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 0:00:27
6. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:38
7. Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:39
8. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Ineos 0:00:40
9. Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
10. Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team
87. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data +0:12:34
110. Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin +0:20:02
125. Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data +0:24:55