Sagan ties Tour de Suisse record with 11th career stage win

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

BIEL, Switzerland (AP) Sprint specialist Peter Sagan of Slovakia tied a Tour de Suisse record with his 11th career stage win in the 82-year-old race, and Thibaut Pinot retained the overall lead on Thursday.

Sagan's victory in a 193-kilometer (120-mile) sixth stage from Wil to Biel tied him with Swiss greats Hugo Koblet and Ferdi Kuebler, who raced in the 1940s-50s.

The Tinkoff-Saxo rider outpaced Jurgen Roelandts of Belgium and Alexander Kristoff of Norway after more than four and a half hours in the saddle.

Pinot conceded five seconds in the overall standings to Geraint Thomas of Britain, who placed 11th and trails the Frenchman by 42 seconds.

The nine-day race, the last major warm-up for the Tour de France, should be decided in a final time-trial stage on Sunday.

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