TOUR DE SUISSE 2021 STAGE 7 RESULTS

Colombian Rigoberto Uran burst back into contention at the Tour de Suisse on Saturday with a sizzling time-trial win ahead of a last-day showdown in the Alps.

Ineos Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz was fourth fastest to retain the overall lead after the peculiar, high-altitude 14 mile time-trial with a 6.5 percent gradient ascent that peaked at 2,046m followed by a similar descent Uran was quickest to the summit of the Oberalp pass and then went all out in a high-stakes descent to set up a tense finale Sunday on a stage that includes three peaks and 25 miles of climbing.

The 34-year-old Uran trails Carapaz by just 17 seconds. French world champion Julian Alaphilippe was second on the day to stay in contention, but is expected to leave the race as his partner is about to give birth.

STAGE RESULTS

1  URÁN Rigoberto EF Education – Nippo 36:02
2  ALAPHILIPPE Julian Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:40
3  MÄDER Gino Bahrain – Victorious 0:54
4  CARAPAZ Richard INEOS Grenadiers 0:54
5  DUMOULIN Tom Team Jumbo-Visma 0:56
6  CATTANEO Mattia Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:58
7  POZZOVIVO Domenico Team Qhubeka ASSOS 1:00
8  COSTA Rui UAE-Team Emirates 1:00
9  KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren Team DSM 1:04
10  KÜNG Stefan Groupama – FDJ 1:05


OVERALL STANDINGS

1  CARAPAZ Richard INEOS Grenadiers 20:37:27
2  URÁN Rigoberto EF Education – Nippo 0:17
3  ALAPHILIPPE Julian Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:39
4  SCHACHMANN Maximilian BORA – hansgrohe 1:07
5  FUGLSANG Jakob Astana – Premier Tech 1:15
6  WOODS Michael Israel Start-Up Nation 3:10
7  POZZOVIVO Domenico Team Qhubeka ASSOS 3:16
8  OOMEN Sam Team Jumbo-Visma 3:39
9  COSTA Rui UAE-Team Emirates 3:43
10  CHAVES Esteban Team BikeExchange 4:29

RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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