Tour de Suisse 1979

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Year 1979
Date 13.6.-22.6.
Number of stages 11
Total distance 1622
Riders started 86
Riders at the finish 66

Overall Top 10

Rank Rider Nation Time Backlog Note
1 Wilfried Wesemael BE 42:56:59
2 Rudi Pevenage BE 43:01:42 4:43
3 Erwin Lienhard* CH 43:02:09 5:10 New 11.
4 Leonardo Mazzantini IT 43:02:10 5:11
5 Josef Fuchs CH 43:03:46 6:47
6 Ennio Vanotti IT 43:03:53 6:54
7 Ueli Sutter CH 43:04:00 7:01
8 Sebastian Pozo ES 43:04:15 7:16
9 Henk Lubberding NL 43:05:31 8:32
10 Beat Breu* CH 43:05:57 8:58 New 27.

* dissociated for doping offences

Stage

Stage Start Finish Route km Winner Winning Nation Time Overall leader
Prolog Zurich Zurich 4 Gerry Knetemann NL 5:43 Gerry Knetemann NL
1 Zurich Wildhaus 180 Jozef Jacobs BE 4:47:05 Wilfried Wesemael BE
2 Wildhaus Obersiggenthal 178 René Savary CH 4:21:48 Wilfried Wesemael BE
3 Obersiggenthal Obersiggenthal 20 Gerry Knetemann NL 28:14 Roland Salm CH
4 Obersiggenthal Porrentruy 151 Jozef Jacobs BE 3:48:48 Roland Salm CH
5 Porrentruy Steffisburg 196 Ennio Vanotti IT 5:33:35 Roland Salm CH
6 Steffisburg/Thun Verbier 160 Josef Fuchs CH 4:32:12 Erwin Lienhard CH
7 Verbier/Le Châble Locarno 254 Gerry Knetemann NL 6:43:16 Wilfried Wesemael BE
8 Locarno Laax 139 Giovanni Battaglin IT 3:54:14 Wilfried Wesemael BE
9 Laax Horgen 186 André Dierickx BE 4:29:52 Wilfried Wesemael BE
10 Horgen Lenzburg/Hendschiken 134 Henk Lubberding NL 3:25:01 Wilfried Wesemael BE
11 Hendschiken Hendschiken 20 Gerry Knetemann NL 24:3 Wilfried Wesemael BE

Team classification

Rank Team Total
1 Raleigh-Mc Gregor 128:44:44
2 Willora-Piz Buin 128:50:44
3 Ijsboerke-Gios 128:55:26

Special Rankings

KOM
Rank Rider Points
1 Giovanni Battaglin 31
2 Ennio Vanoni 30
3 Josef Fuchs 28
Points classification
Rank Rider Points
1 Wilfried Wesemael N/A
2 Rudi Pevenage N/A
3 Pierino Gavazzi N/A

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