In another dream day for UAE Team Emirates, Adam Yates was crowned champion of the Tour de Suisse 2024. In the final time trial around Villars-sur-Ollon, the British leader finished second behind teammate João Almeida, who won the stage and finished runner-up.

On the other hand, Scandinavian Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek) finished third in the stage result and snatched the third step of the podium from Colombian Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers). In the end, the beetle finished in 4th place, 3:12 behind Yates.

The final day of the Swiss round was an individual time trial of 15.7 kilometers, from the city of Aigle to Villars-sur-Ollon. The first part of the route featured five flat kilometers from the Rhone valley on the main road to Ollon, which then headed up the final climb (10 km with 7% gradient).

The battle for overall victory was between UAE Team Emirates’ Adam Yates and João Almeida. In the end the difference was 21 seconds, in favor of the British rider. Behind, Egan Bernal failed to defend his third place; the Colombian had a 59-second advantage over defending champion Mattias Skjelmose.

For the favorites, of course, it was a matter of waiting for the final stage. The first reference time was set by the Italian Damiano Caruso, who set a time of 35:16 minutes (at an average of 26.7 km/h). The first to beat the Italian’s time was Lenny Martinez, who was no less than 57 seconds faster.

At the intermediate point after 12.5 kilometers, Tom Pidcock, Matthew Riccitello and Mattias Skjelmose set the best times, however, Almeida and Yates were able to beat everyone’s time.

Pidcock was the first to take down Martinez, with a final time of 34:14 minutes, but was also quickly overtaken by Riccitello. Then came Skjelmose who beat the Italian by 18 seconds, which was good enough to put him on the final podium, as Egan Bernal lost more than a minute to the Dane.

Tour de Suisse (2.UWT)
Results Stage 8 (ITT) | Aigle – Villars-sur-Ollon (15,7 km)

1João AlmeidaUAE Team Emirates33:23
2Adam YatesUAE Team Emirates0:08
3Mattias SkjelmoseLidl – Trek0:20
4Matthew RiccitelloIsrael – Premier Tech0:37
5Thomas PidcockINEOS Grenadiers0:50
6Lenny MartinezGroupama – FDJ0:55
7Pelayo SánchezMovistar Team1:21
8David de la CruzQ36.5 Pro Cycling Team1:25
9Egan BernalINEOS Grenadiers1:30
10Wilco KeldermanTeam Visma | Lease a Bike1:40

Ranking General

1Adam YatesUAE Team Emirates20:18:49
2João AlmeidaUAE Team Emirates0:22
3Mattias SkjelmoseLidl – Trek3:02
4Egan BernalINEOS Grenadiers3:12
5Matthew RiccitelloIsrael – Premier Tech3:31
6Thomas PidcockINEOS Grenadiers4:36
7Enric MasMovistar Team5:01
8Oscar OnleyTeam dsm-firmenich PostNL5:40
9Wilco KeldermanTeam Visma | Lease a Bike6:31
10Felix GallDecathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team6:35

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico