Stage 7 of Tour de Suisse ended with a bunch sprint and Alexander Kristoff’s victory.
The day’s main breakaway included four runners – Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEDGE), Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing), Axel Domont (Ag2R) and the Polish world champion, Michał Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick Step). With the rider in the rainbow jersey, it was hard for the escapees to establish a large gap. The maximum advantage reached over 4 minutes, but with 50 kilometers to go it went down to only one minute.
Just like on yesterday’s stage, the peloton was not going to reel them in too soon and for a long time the lead remained at around 50-60 seconds. The similarities didn’t end there. Today, the escape was also brought back in the finale, within the last kilometer. Kwiatkowski tried a solo move in the very end, but was caught with 500 meters to go.
On the narrow roads in Düdingen, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) was the best positioned and fastest rider. He took the win, defeating Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida). Stefan Schumacher finished in 34th place. There were no significant changes in the general classification and Davide Rebellin is still in 27th (13:31 behind the leader Thibaut Pinot).