Egan Bernal explodes into race lead at Tour de Suisse 2019 as Antwan Tolhoek holds on to win stage six

No one could match the climbing power of the young Colombian

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Egan Bernal fired his way into the race lead on stage six of the 2019 Tour de Suisse, as Antwan Tolhoek narrowly took stage honours.

Tolhoek was the strongest climber in a 25-man breakaway and attacked in the final 3km of the summit finish to go clear.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.