Michal Golas was pleased with his performance on stage six of Tour de Suisse after battling to stay part of a stage-long break only to be caught by the peloton in the closing kilometres as Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) was victorious.
However, the steepest part of the Klausenpass climb caused a split among the escapees, with Golas caught on the second group on the road.
“It was a long time chasing them and at times we had it to close to 20 seconds gap, but we never gave up until the last kilometres when we were caught by the the peloton.”
I was not happy with the result, but I was happy with the performance."
And the 34-year-old reckons that first year pro Sivakov has a chance of improving his overall standing in the final stages, which include a 34km individual time trial, following a strong showing in stage one’s team time trial.