Eisel wins Tour of Switzerland sprint

Bernhard Eisel

Bernhard Eisel usually works hard to help his Columbia-Highroad team mates win races but the experienced Austrian had a chance for success at the Tour of Switzerland on Sunday and took it, cleverly winning the sprint into Davos.

The testing climb up to the Swiss ski resort on stage two meant that Mark Cavendish and most of the other sprinters were not in the front group and so Eisel got his chance for glory. And when team mate Tony Martin was caught by a greedy Saxo Bank squad, Eisel and the Columbia team promised to punish them.

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