91 per cent of riders surveyed thought Tour de Suisse finish was too dangerous

88 of the 96 riders who responded to a poll believed the 90-degree bend with less than 200m to go on stage six of the Tour de Suisse was dangerous

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Almost all riders who replied to a poll conducted by the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) agreed that the finish on stage four of the Tour de Suisse was too dangerous.

Riders were expected to take a 90 degree corner at high speed with less than 200m to go, which almost caused Team Sky rider Danny Van Poppel to lose control and crash into the barriers.

Van Poppel remarkably managed to stay upright, but the severity of the turn meant that only three riders contested the finish – winner Maximiliano Richeze, Fernando Gaviria (both Etixx-Quick Step) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff).

In the poll, initiated by Lotto-Soudal rider Adam Hansen, 88 of the 96 respondents agreed that the finish was too dangerous and the race should have continued without the right-hand turn.

Just eight riders believed that the finish was fine, which Geraint Thomas joked must have been the eight members of the Etixx-Quick Step team.