The Tour de Suisse finale featured three hors catégorie (HC) mountain passes and over 3,000 meters of elevation gain in only 100 km of racing. Photographer Anthony Leutenegger was on hand to capture the epic day in the Swiss Alps. Canadian Rob Britton ended one of the hardest stage races in team history on a high note, finishing 11th on the stage.
One big happy family prior to an incredibly difficult finale.
Borah’s summer jersey requires a bit of extra coverage.
Riders did not need to be told twice to ride to sign in.
Bajadali, Carney, Aaron, and Heulot.
We tried catching up to Robin Carpenter to ask him how his race was going but he’d already attacked.
Rob Britton thinking about his reason to ride to 11th on the hardest stage of this year’s TdS!
Gavin Mannion and Brandon McNulty ahead of the day’s first of three HC climbs.
In most races the peloton passes by the scenery without a second glance. Suisse is not most races.
Colorado-based Mannion is no stranger to a little snow but it’s the end of June and he’s wearing shorts.
Britton chasing the yellow jersey group on the final climb.
“Hey Garmin: calculate the shortest route to a stellar result.”
Ryan Anderson is just plain excited to see Colin Joyce.
Britton cools down on his Kinetic trainer following each stage, without fail.
Managing director Charles Aaron and European general manager Stéphane Heulot learning how to play Pokémon Go.