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Welshman Williams ‘over the moon’ with Tour of Switzerland stage win

Welshman Williams 'over the moon' with Tour of Switzerland stage win

KÜSNACHT (Suisse): Bahrain Victorious’ Welsh rider Stephen Williams said he was "over the moon" after winning Sunday’s opening stage of the Tour of Switzerland in…

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KÜSNACHT (Suisse): Bahrain Victorious’ Welsh rider Stephen Williams said he was "over the moon" after winning Sunday’s opening stage of the Tour of Switzerland in a sprint finish.
The 26-year-old claimed the biggest success of his career by pipping Bora-Hansgrohe’s German Maximilian Schachmann and Lotto-Soudal’s Dane Andreas Kron at the line after 177.6km of racing starting and ending in Kuesnacht, to the south of Zurich.
Williams, who has been with his team since 2018, takes the leader’s jersey with an advantage of four seconds thanks to his victory bonus.
He finished 98th overall in his last outing, the Tour of Romandie which ended on May 1. In 2020 he had surgery to remove a small bone from his knee.
"I was unsure where my form was going to be but I knew I had done the work before this. To win the first stage with a group like that was really special," Williams said.
"I don’t think it has sunk in yet. It’s been a pretty strange few years, so to come here and win the stage. I’m over the moon," he added.
The Tour of Switzerland is one of the final chances for riders to race before the Tour de France starts in Copenhagen on July 1.
Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas , who was 14th on the first stage, as well as Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, 35th, are among those in action in Switzerland.
Monday’s second stage is […]

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