Richie Porte extends Tour de Suisse GC lead as Søren Kragh Andersen wins stage six solo

Team Sunweb's Kragh Anderson attacked from the break whilst Porte motored up the final climb to take valuable seconds from his GC competition

Kragh Anderson wins stage six of the Tour de Suisse. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) won stage six of the Tour de Suisse, counter attacking an effort made by Michael Gogl (Trek–Segafredo) from a reduced group of six riders, which splintered from an earlier break of 18.

The 18-strong escape group detached itself from the grasp of the peloton early on, losing riders as the pace quickened - notably Mark Christian (Aqua Blue Sport) who looked strong in the break before losing the chain on his single ring 3T Strada. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.