Tour du Suisse – Final – Cunego Heartbreak

Levi Leipheimer has stolen the show and (earned) the yellow jersey from Damiano Cunego on the time trial final day of the Tour du Suisse. Leipheimer overcame a massive deficit of 1’59” to win by the narrowest of margins we’ve seen in years in a stage tour — 4 seconds. For Cunego, the time trial rears it’s ugly head again as we see him struggle to maintain a weeks worth of impressive work in the mountains.

Fabian Cancellara won the day setting the fastest time at 41’01” while a couple of his teammates, the Schlecks, had awful days on the bike. Andy finished 34th (+2’32”) and Frank, who won this race on the strength of his TT last year finished a horrendous 58th (+3’08”). What may this mean for the Tour?

Stage 9 Top Three
1. Fabian Cancellara (Leopard)_____41’01”
2. Andreas Kloden (Radioshack)____+09″
3. Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack)____+14″

Final General Classification
1. Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack)____31h45’02”
2. Damiano Cunego (Lampre)______+04″
3. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank)____+1’02”


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