Frank Schleck Won Swiss Tour – “I surprised myself because I’m not a time trial specialist,” said Schleck. The 30 year old Saxo Bank rider finished the race 12 seconds ahead of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. “It was a really hard time trial, with nowhere to really rest,” said Armstrong and expressed that the result f the race is a good omen for the up comind Tour de France in July.
“Winning here so close to the Tour de France means a lot to me but my thoughts go to Kim Kirchen and his family who are having a hard time right now,” Schleck added. Armstrong finished second while his Saxo Bank team-mate Jakob Fuglsang, of Denmark, finished third.
The Tour of Switzerland is the last major event before the Tour de France, which begins in Rotterdam on July 3rd and finishes in Paris on July 25th.