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Kristoff Shuts Down Sagan

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May , 2015 – Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff of Katusha timed his run to perfection to pip Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan on the line in the seventh stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Friday.

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“I could see I had him from a distance but doing it was tough as it was quite technical, and slightly uphill,” said Kristoff after his 18th stage win this season.

French climber Thibaut Pinot meanwhile held onto the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the 164km run from Bienne to Duedingen.

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Final 14 Kilometers of Stage 7

Results Stage 7:
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
3 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
5 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr
6 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
7 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
8 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge
9 Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
10 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team

General Classification:
1 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 25:55:03
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:37
3 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:00:50
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
5 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:01:07
6 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:01:22
7 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:27
8 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ.fr 0:02:29
9 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:02:43
10 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky 0:02:46