Costa eyes Swiss victory as Albasini takes stage
GreenEdge rider Michael Albasini clinched the eighth and penultimate stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Saturday while Portugal’s yellow jersey wearer Rui Costa held on to his chances of overall victory.
Switzerland’s Albasini broke away 17km from the end of Saturday’s stage, a 148km ride from Bischofszell to Arosa, to finish ahead of Spain’s Mikel Nieve and Levi Leipheimer of the United States.
Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck, who is Costa’s closest rival in the overall standings, was fourth on the stage, but Portugal’s Costa, of the Movistar team, will still go into Sunday’s final stage with a 14-second lead.
Costa was 14th on Saturday, 50 seconds behind Schleck.