Tejay van Garderen wins Tour de Suisse stage seven; Warren Barguil takes overall lead

Tejay van Garderen adds to his small WorldTour wins tally with victory on stage seven of the 2016 Tour de Suisse

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Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) took the honours on stage seven of the 2016 Tour de Suisse as Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) once again struggled towards the end of the stage.

The long and arduous final climb, covering 12.3km at an average of 10.4 per cent, proved every bit as gruelling as the organisers probably hoped and saw riders scattered down the road with sizeable time gaps between them.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.