"UAE tries to win everything" - Unmotivated peloton tackles another mountain stage at Tour de Suisse

Sergio Higuita is not having a great Tour de Suisse. Before the last mountain line stage of the race he is twelfth in the general classification after not being able to hold with the best in the first mountain stages of the Swiss race.

The Colombian rider of BORA - hansgrohe is not having a great start of the year and hopes at least to fight for a top 10 finish. He is currently 20 seconds behind Pelayo Sanchez, the rider who occupies that place in the overall.

Speaking to Cycling Pro Net, he said that yesterday's 42-kilometer stage did a lot of damage and that he doesn't expect the UAE of Joao Almeida and Adam Yates to give the breakaway any chance to play for the win.

"Quite a lot of fatigue, yesterday was a short stage and that did a lot of damage to the legs, let's see how we are today at the end, I'm going to go at my pace and see my sensations," he said. "I don't think it will be a day for the breakaway, in the end UAE will want to control, they have a great team, they want to win, there are points at stake for the UCI team classification, nowadays they don't give away breakaways, they always try to win everything. I hope to have legs on the last climb, hold on as long as I can, I want to stay in contention for the top 10 and be close."


It has not been a great year so far for Sergio Higuita who has raced Algarve, Catalunya, Tour of the Alps and Romandie before Switzerland and in none of those races he has achieved a great result neither in stages nor in the general classification (best position was 14th in Algarve so far). Let's see if he can improve his result this week.

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