2008 Tour de Suisse

The 2008 Tour de Suisse was the 72nd edition of the Tour de Suisse road cycling stage race. The race took place from 14 June to 22 June 2008 and is part of the 2008 UCI ProTour. It began in Langnau im Emmental and ended in Bern. The race was won by Roman Kreuziger.

2008 Tour de Suisse
2008 UCI ProTour, race 9 of 15
Race details
Dates14 June–22 June
Stages9
Distance1,411.6[1] km (877.1 mi)
Winning time35h 43' 46"
Results
  Winner  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) (Liquigas)
  Second  Andreas Klöden (GER) (Astana)
  Third  Igor Antón (ESP) (Euskaltel–Euskadi)

  Points  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) (Team CSC)
  Mountains  Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ) (Astana)
  Sprints  René Weissinger (GER) (Team Volksbank)
  Team Astana
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TeamsEdit

Twenty teams of eight riders started the race:[2]

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 14 June Langnau im Emmental to Langnau im Emmental 146 km (90.7 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Óscar Freire (ESP)
2 15 June Langnau im Emmental to Flumserberg 197 km (122.4 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Igor Antón (ESP)
3 16 June Flums to Gossau SG 155 km (96.3 mi)   Hilly stage   Robbie McEwen (AUS)
4 17 June Gossau SG to Domat/Ems 171 km (106.3 mi)   Hilly stage   Robbie McEwen (AUS)
5 18 June Domat/Ems to Caslano 190 km (118.1 mi)   Mountain stage   Markus Fothen (GER)
6 19 June Ambrì to Verbier 188 km (116.8 mi)   Mountain stage   Kim Kirchen (LUX)
7 20 June Gruyères to Lyss 171 km (106.3 mi)   Hilly stage   Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
8 21 June Altdorf to Klausen Pass 25 km (15.5 mi)   Individual time trial   Roman Kreuziger (CZE)
9 22 June Altdorf to Berne 168 km (104.4 mi)   Hilly stage   Fabian Cancellara (SUI)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

14 June 2008 - Langnau I.E. to Langnau I.E., 146 km (91 mi)

Stage 1 Results[4][5]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 3h 42' 35"
2   Martin Elmiger (SUI) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
3   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road s.t.
4   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) Silence–Lotto s.t.
5   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1[4][5]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 3h 42' 25"
2   Martin Elmiger (SUI) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 4"
3   David Loosli (SUI) Lampre + 4"
4   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 6"
5   Iñigo Landaluze (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 7"

Stage 2Edit

15 June 2008 - Langnau I.E. to Flumserberg, 197 km (122 mi)

Stage 2 Results[4][6]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 5h 00' 04"
2   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 6"
3   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 6"
4   Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC + 6"
5   Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 8"
General Classification after Stage 2[4][6]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 8h 42' 29"
2   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 6"
3   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 12"
4   Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC + 16"
5   Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 18"

Stage 3Edit

16 June 2008 - Flums to Gossau SG, 155 km (96 mi)

Stage 3 Results[4][7]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Robbie McEwen (AUS) Silence–Lotto 3h 50' 05"
2   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank s.t.
3   Gerald Ciolek (GER) Team High Road s.t.
4   Robert Förster (GER) Gerolsteiner s.t.
5   Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Gerolsteiner s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3[4][7]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 12h 32' 34"
2   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 6"
3   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 12"
4   Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC + 16"
5   Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 18"

Stage 4Edit

17 June 2008 - Gossau SG to Domat/Ems, 171 km (106 mi)

Stage 4 Results[4][8]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Robbie McEwen (AUS) Silence–Lotto 4h 04' 10"
2   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank s.t.
3   Gerald Ciolek (GER) Team High Road s.t.
4   Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t.
5   Markus Zberg (SUI) Gerolsteiner s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4[4][8]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 16h 36' 44"
2   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 6"
3   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 12"
4   Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC + 16"
5   Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 18"

Stage 5Edit

18 June 2008 - Domat/Ems to Caslano, 190 km (120 mi)

Stage 5 Results[4][9]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Markus Fothen (GER) Gerolsteiner 4h 47' 31"
2   Sergei Ivanov (RUS) Astana + 50"
3   Markus Zberg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 57"
4   Michael Albasini (SUI) Liquigas + 57"
5   Alexander Bocharov (RUS) Crédit Agricole + 57"
General Classification after Stage 5[4][9]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 21h 25' 12"
2   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 6"
3   Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 18"
4   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 21"
5   Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick-Step + 22"

Stage 6Edit

19 June 2008 - Ambrì to Verbier, 188 km (117 mi)

Stage 6 Results[4][10]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road 5h 29' 23"
2   Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana s.t.
3   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 6"
4   Sergei Ivanov (RUS) Liquigas + 12"
5   Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick-Step + 20"
General Classification after Stage 6[4][10]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road 26h 54' 31"
2   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 27"
3   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 33"
4   Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick-Step + 46"
5   Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 56"

Stage 7Edit

20 June 2008 - Gruyères to Lyss, 171 km (106 mi)

Stage 7 Results[4][11]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 3h 47' 09"
2   Erik Zabel (GER) Team Milram + 2"
3   Robbie McEwen (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 2"
4   Robert Förster (GER) Gerolsteiner + 2"
5   Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Lampre + 2"
General Classification after Stage 7[4][11]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road 30h 41' 42"
2   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 27"
3   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 33"
4   Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick-Step + 46"
5   Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 56"

Stage 8Edit

21 June 2008 - Altdorf to Klausen Pass, 25 km (16 mi) (ITT)

Stage 8 Results[4][12]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas 1h 00' 22"
2   José Rujano (VEN) Caisse d'Epargne + 16"
3   Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana + 17"
4   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 54"
5   Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC + 1' 26"
General Classification after Stage 8[4][12]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas 31h 42' 31"
2   Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana + 49"
3   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 55"
4   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 2' 11"
5   Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 2' 37"

Stage 9Edit

22 June, 2008 - Altdorf to Berne, {168 km (104 mi)

Stage 9 Results[4][13]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC
2   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux s.t.
3   Daniel Moreno (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 4"
4   Matteo Tosatto (ITA) Quick-Step + 5"
5   Markus Zberg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 5"
General Classification after Stage 9[4][13]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas 35h 43' 46"
2   Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana + 49"
3   Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 55"
4   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 2' 11"
5   Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 2' 37"

Jersey progressEdit

Stage Winner General Classification
Mountains Classification
Points Classification
Sprints classification
Team Classification
1 Óscar Freire Óscar Freire no award Óscar Freire no award Caisse d'Epargne
2 Igor Antón Igor Antón David Loosli Kim Kirchen David Loosli Team CSC
3 Robbie McEwen Óscar Freire René Weissinger
4 Robbie McEwen
5 Markus Fothen Gerolsteiner
6 Kim Kirchen Kim Kirchen Astana
7 Fabian Cancellara Maxim Iglinsky
8 Roman Kreuziger Roman Kreuziger
9 Fabian Cancellara Fabian Cancellara
Final Roman Kreuziger Maxim Iglinsky Fabian Cancellara René Weissinger Astana
Jersey wearers when one rider is leading two or more competitions

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour De Suisse (Pro Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Start list". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  3. ^ "72nd Tour de Suisse - ProT". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Tour of Switzerland (Tour de Suisse) Pro Tour, June 14 - June 22, 2008". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Stage 1 - June 14: Langnau I.E. - Langnau I.E., 146km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Stage 2 - June 15: Langnau I.E. - Flumserberge, 197km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Stage 3 - June 16: Flums - Gossau SG, 155km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Stage 4 - June 17: Gossau SG - Domat-Ems, 171km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Stage 5 - June 18: Domat-Ems - Caslano, 190km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Stage 6 - June 19: Ambri - Verbier, 188km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Stage 7 - June 20: Gruyères - Lyss, 171km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Stage 8 - June 21: Altdorf - Col du Klausen (ITT), 25km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Stage 9 - June 22: Altdorf - Berne, 168km". Cycling News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.

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