Breschel wins stage, Valjavec new leader in Switzerland

Matti Brechel, Tour of Switzerland 2009, stage 4

Slovenia's Tadej Valjavec (Ag2r) stopped Saxo Bank from enjoying a perfect day at the Tour of Switzerland on Tuesday by snatching the overall race lead thanks to a precious time bonus.

Fabian Cancellara has been basking in the bright yellow jersey in his home stage race since winning the opening time trial on Saturday but Saxo Bank decided to switch tactics as the big mountain stages approached. Unfortunately it only partially paid off.

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