Denmark's new GC hope and a sober Wout van Aert: Five things we learned from the Tour de Suisse

It was a dark week in Switzerland but seven stages of racing still happened

Riders pass the Hotel Belvedere on stage five of the Tour de Suisse
The peloton on stage five of the Tour de Suisse
(Image credit: Getty Images)

It is hard to write about last week's Tour de Suisse without being despondent about Gino Mäder, who died after crashing into a ravine on stage five. The death of the Bahrain-Victorious rider saw stage six neutralised in tribute, and the incident dominated minds over the final couple of days in Switzerland.

However, the racing went on, and the racing will go on. With the Tour de France under a fortnight away, there was a lot to learn from the Tour de Suisse over its seven-raced days. 

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.