Bora-Hansgrohe leader Sergio Higuita returned to the high level shown in the first quarter of the year when he won the Volta a Catalunya. This time the Colombian rider entered fourth in the seventh stage of the Tour de Suisse of 194.6 kilometers with a high finish and assumed the leadership of the Swiss round.
“Very happy to be leading a World Tour race again. It has been a very hard week for many reasons, because of the circuits and because of the wear and tear on the mountainous stages, but we have managed to save energy”, said Higuita at the end of the stage.
In addition to the yellow jersey, the 24-year-old ‘beetle’ is also the leader of the youngsters, with a wide difference of more than two minutes over his closest rival.
“We knew that it was a very hard climb, we came with very tight legs. I went flat out in the last meters, I had to win a few seconds over my contenders to get to the final time trial more calmly”, added the climber from Antioquia.
Also, Higuita made an analysis of what will be the last fraction, a day against the clock of 25.6 kilometers around Vaduz. “We know that Geraint Thomas is a specialist in the time trial, it will be a very tough day too. He makes impressive times, we will try to fight, be on the podium and try to win the race. Well, the team’s ideal was to return to the leader’s jersey after what happened with Vlasov”, concluded Higuita.