Cycling: The second part of the Tour de Suisse was tough. From Bellinzona, it was more than 180 kilometers to Sarnen in adverse conditions - over the Gotthard Pass, the Furka Pass and the Grimsel Pass, to name the three most important climbs of the day.
The profile was made for outliers. And indeed, a group formed relatively early on that also included a German in Björn Thurau (Europcar). The man from Fulda collected the most mountain points along the way and was allowed to wear the jersey of the best climber at the finish. However, when the leaders passed the last pass of the day on the Brünig, just under 20 kilometers from the finish, he was at the end of his strength.
Here Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge), Philip Deignan (Sky) and Larry Warbasse (BMC) emerged as the strongest. The trio was able to defend their lead over the next group around overall leader Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) to the finish. What was exciting was that Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was unable to close the gap with his helpers on the descent to Sarnen.
Here Meyer had the best legs in the sprint of the trio. He won ahead of Deignan and Warbasse. In the overall standings, Martin continues to lead ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) and Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp).