He was runner-up in the race, behind Geraint Thomas. 

The Welshman Geraint Thomas (Ineos) took the title in the Cycling Tour of Switzerland, this Sunday at the end of the eighth and final stage, a 25.6 km time trial in Vaduz (Liechtenstein) won by young Belgian Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step).

Thomas, a specialist in the individual time trials, was second in the stage, three seconds behind the winner, and snatched the final victory from Colombian Sergio
who had started the day with the jersey overall leader yellow.

(Sergio Higuita, extraordinary: second in the 2022 Tour of Switzerland)
(Santiago Buitrago, fearless to fight for the lead in Bahrain)

Higuita, eleventh of the time trial,He finished in the general classification one minute and twelve seconds behind Thomas.

The Bora team cyclist broke the predictions, despite his background, Higuita defended himself, started as the leader, and was only surpassed by Thomas.

No surprises

Sergio Higuita won the overall position from Jakob Fuglsang which, on paper, goes better than the clock, but this Sunday he was inspired and managed to finish second overall.

It has been an excellent season for Higuita, as he won a stage and finished second on the podium.

“I knew it would be tough in the time trial. The gap between the top ranked riders in the GC wasn't that big and the course was more suited to time trial specialists,” he said Higuita.

And he added: “I did my best and in the end it was enough for second place overall. I'm happy with my result, because being able to wear the yellow jersey on the last day and get a place on the podium overall is very nice and gives me extra motivation for the next races.”

The The 24-year-old Colombian cyclist adjusted his second podium this year in a World Tour race, the highest category of cycling, after the title in the Tour of Catalonia.

“We had a little unlucky because some of our runners, like Aleksandr Vlasov, had to drop out due to illness, but thanks to everyone who was still able to support me here until the end,” Higuita said.

He will not go to the Tour de France, there will be Vlasov at the head of the group, the Russian who left the Tour of Switzerland as the leader, expelled for his positive for covid-19.

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(Zinedine Zidane: leaked ra the team he is going to lead)
(Luis Fernando Suárez: the part of his victory after qualifying with Costa Rica)