Sergio Higuita, sole champion, and Daniel Martínez, fourth in the last stage,
finished the Tour of Switzerland in an exceptional way, after the last stage disputed with start and finish in Vaduz, of 25 kilometers won by Remco Evenepoel and in which the champion was Geraint Thomas.
Higuita, who will not be in the next edition of the Tour de France,but he has confirmed that he will do the Vuelta a España, he became the leader last Saturday, but the time trial is not his specialty.
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The Bora team cyclist broke the predictions, despite his background, Higuita defended himself, started as leader, and was only surpassed by Thomas.
Sergio Higuita won the overall position from Jakob Fuglsang who,on paper the clock is better, 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 13th in the Vuelta to the Algarve, he was tenth in the Strade Bianche, he won his first title in the World Tour, when he won the Vuelta a Catalunya.
In addition, he was fifth in the Liege Bastogne Liege, he won a stage in the Tour of Romandy and now he is second in Switzerland.
Martínez, for his part, despite being gregarious with Thomas, having helped him win the competition, he made his race and was fourth in the stage and climbed four boxes and finished in eighth place.
Great time for Remco Evenepoel, who added his ninth win of the season and number 31 on his record.
The winner of the Liège Bastogne Liège offered the best version of himself, and once he sat in the “hot seat” of the best time he only stood up to celebrate the success of him.
And a great victory for Thomas, an old cycling rocker, from the former Sky factory, 36 years old, a winner of the Tour de France (2018), Dauphiné and Romandía among other stage races, double Olympic champion and world triple on track, now trying to green laurels. Since 2021 he did not earn anything.
The prognosis was sung in favor of Thomas. The same Higuita lamented after taking the lead last Saturday the fact of not having “more advantage” for the last time trial, where the specialists were going to take the floor
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1. Remco Evenepoel 28 min 26 sec
2. Geraint Thomas at 3s
3. Stefan Kung at 10 s
4. Daniel Martínez at 28 s
5. Bob Jungels at 33 s
6. Maximilian Schachmann at 39 s
7. Felix Grobschartner at 55 s
8. Neilson Poeless at 59 s
9. Jakob Fuglsang at 1min 02s
10. Dylan van Baarle at 1min 04s
11. Sergio Higuita at 1 min 17 s
1. Geraint Thomas 33h 07m 09s
2. Sergio Higuita at 1 min 12 sec
3. Jakob Fuglsang at 1min 16s
4. Neilson Powless at 2 min 10 sec
5. Stefan Kung at 2 min 25 sec
6. Bob Jungels at 2 min 59 sec
7. Felix Grbschartner at 3 min 37 sec
8. Daniel Martínez at 3 min 39 s
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