Tuesday, June 21 rhymed with the last dance on the Tour de Suisse. This 2022 edition of the Tour de Suisse ended with a finish at the top of Lantsch (6.3km at 8.1%). 98.5 km and 1959 meters (2 passes, Wolfganpass and Lantsch) of vertical drop on the program for the 76 runners starting today. A non-starter within the team, India GRANGIER, wishing to preserve herself for the French championships.
A solid team!
At the top of the first pass of the day, 40 kilometres from the finish, the team had only Noémie ABGRALL in the leading pack of 20 riders. Maeva SQUIBAN was not far from the leading group either, being located about fifteen seconds away and Frances JANSE VAN RENSBURG and Marine ALLIONE a little further.
They never let go of anything together.
Following the intermediate sprint, located 3 kilometres after the summit of the Wolfganpass, the peloton got up and allowed Maeva SQUIBAN and Frances JANSE VAN RENSBURG to rejoin the peloton. 3 riders decided at the same time to get out of the peloton. They counted a maximum of 30 seconds in advance and were resumed 20km from the finish.
17th in the stage and 16th overall (1st French)! Maeva Squiban also finished 4th in the youth ranking!
Victory went to Lucinda BRAND (Trek-Segafredo) after a solo raid on the final climb. She was a double hit at the same time, winning the general of the 3rd edition of the Tour de Suisse. Big hats off to Maeva SQUIBAN, who, like yesterday, achieved a very high level performance less than a month from the Tour de France. She finished 17th, and 16th overall.
Stage 4 Classification:
- 17th Maeva Squiban at 2’57
- 36th Frances Janse Van Rensburg at 5’33
- 40th Noémie Abgrall at 11’10
- 48th Natalie Grinczer at 13’41
- 49th Marine Allione at 13’41
- DNS India Grangier
Final general classification :
- 16th Maeva Squiban at 6’14
- 39th Natalie Grinczer at 19’14
- 44th Marine Allioneat 23’49
- 47th Noémie Abgrall at 25’13
- 63th Frances Janse Van Rensburg at 34’03
Photo Credit: Nicolas Vaucouleur