Congratulations to Ralph Sigg on his 1st place win in the Tour of Friendship (Thailand)! On stage one, a short 7km TT, Ralph posted the best time by 2 seconds. He was one of the only riders NOT riding all the high-tech aero, go-fast gadgets.
Stages two and three were flat stages that favored the sprinters in the field and Ralph relinquished his lead. He stayed close, however, and on stage 3 captured a time bonus which limited his losses.
Stages four and five had significant climbs near the end. This is Ralph’s favored terrain, as he is from Switzerland.On stage 4 Ralph road away from the field on the last climb, capturing the KOM and the stage win. His aggressiveness on the climb netted him 30 seconds on 2nd and 15 seconds in time bonuses. This is all Ralph needed to secure the leader’s jersey and the top step on the podium.
Congratulations, Ralph! All the hard work, AC efforts,and changing your training focus really paid off!
Now it’s on to your next events and your favorite terrain: the Alps, the Dolomites and the Pyrenees!
PCG Coach: James Schaefer