- Stage 4 of the 2023 Tour de Suisse runs from Monthey to Leukerbad and is 152.5km long.
- The second, very mountainous half, should see the GC battle ignite again
- Stage 3 winner Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) leads by 17 seconds on Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) and 24 on Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates). Another three riders are less than a minute on GC.
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144 kilometres to go
Kasper Asgreen (Soudal-QuickStep) and Maciej Bodnar (TotalEnergies ) are both former multiple national time trial champions and both chance their arm, with an equal lack of success. The bunch is still together. For now.
Km 95.4: Climb: Crans-Montana (Cat.1, 14.6km, 6.7%)
Km 113.3: Sprint: Sierre
Km 118.1: Climb: Varenstrasse (Cat.3, 2.8km, 5.1%)
Km 128.5: Sprint: Turtmann
Km 129.5: Sprint: Turtmann
Km 148.8: Climb: Dorben (Cat. 1, 19km 4.5%)
Km 152.6: Finish: Leukerbad
Some attacks from the gun, but as yet, nothing is sticking.
And we're off. Stage 4 of the 2023 Tour de Suisse is officially underway.
Here's a map of what's on today's program:
Riders are currently in the neutralised section of stage 4, a distance of 1.4 kilometres, prior to the depart réel at 1240 CET.
Meanwhile at the head of the race...
GC: Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo)
Best Young Rider: Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo)
Points: Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
Mountains: Nickolas Zukowsky (Q36.5)
Teams: Ineos Grenadiers
Reports of two DNS this morning, both from Astana Qazaqstan: Vadim Pronskiy and Alexey Lutsenko, both ill. For Lutsenko, set to be a leader again for Astana in the upcoming Tour de France - where he won a mountainous stage back in 2020 - this is a setback.
Racing is due to get underway in roughly 10 minutes time.
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