Germany's Marcus Burghardt Rides to Stage 5 Win in 2010 Tour de Suisse for Team BMC Racing

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06/16/2010| 0 comments
by AP, with additional commentary by Roadcycling.com
Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Germany's Marcus Burghardt Rides to Stage 5 Win in 2010 Tour de Suisse for Team BMC Racing

Marcus Burghardt of Germany launched an attack in the final kilometer to win the fifth stage of the 2010 Tour of Switzerland earlier today. Germany's Tony Martin retained the overall race lead, with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara staying one second behind.

with the last ascent only 13 kilometers from the finish.

"Tomorrow is a real test," Armstrong said. "And hopefully this weather will move out. Days like tomorrow, especially before the Tour, it's just so much better for everybody's preparation when it's a hot day, when it's sunny and you can really test yourself.

"If it's like today, it's going to be a really long slog for all of us."

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