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Anderson earns Tour de Suisse ‘most aggressive’ prize

(Verbier, SUI – June 10, 2012) Team SpiderTech powered by C10′s Ryan Anderson (Vancouver, BC) is tied with cycling legend Frank Schleck at the top of the climbers’ classification at the 2012 Tour de Suisse.

Ryan Anderson was part of a two-man breakaway with Alesandro Bazzana of Team Type 1. The break showed a maximum gap of more than seven minutes during the longest stage of the current Tour de Suisse which, at 218 km, featured two huge ‘hors categorie’ climbs.

At the summit of the first major clmb, Anderson launched his sprint with 200 m to go and took the maximum points for his efforts.

“It was the plan for one of us to make the break and fly the team colours on television,” said an exhausted Anderson after the race.

The leading duo was caught with 40 km to go, and Anderson dropped to the back of the field after his outstanding efforts in the opening 180 km.

Frank Schleck will be wearing the actual KOM jersey tomorrow as the jersey is awarded to the top rider in the overall standings in case of a tie. In addition to finishing tied with Schleck in the KOM classification and taking the opening sprint points, Anderson won the ‘most aggressive rider’ award for his efforts.

Team SpiderTech rider Raymond Kuenzli, who is from Switzerland, rose to the occasion on home soil, finishing in 24th position in the 160-rider peloton, and jumping to 34th place in the general classification.

Kuenzli is sitting in second place of the best Swiss rider classification.

The race was won by Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa of Team Movistar, followed by Schleck four seconds later and Mikel Nieve Ituralde of Euskaltel-Euskadi, 12 seconds behind.

RACE PROFILE
Event: 2012 Tour de Suisse (SUI)
Class: UCI WT (World Tour)
Type: Nine-day stage race
Stage 2: Verbania – Verbier (218km)
Stage winner: Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (POR) Movistar Team 6:21:13
Race leader: Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (POR) Movistar Team 6:31:22
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RESULTS – STAGE 2
1. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (POR) (Movistar Team) 6:21:13
2. Frank Schleck (LUX) (RadioShack-Nissan) +0:04
3. Mikel Nieve Ituralde (SPA) (Euskaltel-Euskadi) +0:12
4. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) (Katusha Team) +0:13
5. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) (FDJ-Big Mat) +0:13
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24. Raymond Kunzli (SWI) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +1:40
49. Lucas Euser (USA) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +2:49
52. Brian Vandborg (DEN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +2:49
100. Caleb Fairly (USA) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +8:25
130. Guillaume Boivin (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +13:24
144. David Boily (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +13:24
159. Ryan Anderson (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +18:18
160. Will Routley (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +18:18

RESULTS – GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (POR) (Movistar Team) 6:31:22
2. Frank Schleck (LUX) (RadioShack-Nissan) +0:08
3. Roman Kreuziger (CZE) (Pro Team Astana) +0:15
4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) (FDJ-Big Mat) +0:19
5. Nicolas Roche (IRL) (AG2R La Mondiale) +0:21
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34. Raymond Kunzli (SWI) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +2:10
50. Brian Vandborg (DEN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +3:15
52. Lucas Euser (USA) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +3:33
111. Caleb Fairly (USA) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +9:39
151. Guillaume Boivin (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +14:15
152. David Boily (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +14:15
159. Ryan Anderson (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +19:11
160. Will Routley (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) +19:42

CLASSIFICATION – KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
1. Frank Schleck (LUX) (RadioShack-Nissan) 20 pts
2. Ryan Anderson (CAN) (Spidertech Powered By C10) 20 pts
3. Thomas Danielson (USA) (Garmin-Barracuda) 15 pts

STAGES
Stage 1: Lugano – Lugano (Prologue – 7.3km)
Stage 2: Verbania – Verbier (218km)
Stage 3: Martigny – Aarberg (195km)
Stage 4: Aarberg – Trimbach/Olten (189km)
Stage 5: Olten/Trimbach – Gansingen (193km)
Stage 6: Wittnau – Bischofszell TG (195km)
Stage 7: Gossau ZH – Gossau ZH (Individual Time-Trial – 34km)
Stage 8: Bischofszell TG – Arosa (198km)
Stage 9: Näfels-Lintharena – Sörenberg (216km)