Sivakov is the youngest member of the 2018 Team Sky squad at just 20 years old and was more than happy to receive advice from a Suisse lineup that featured experienced riders such as Ian Stannard and Michal Golas.
He continued: “I learned a lot from this week, like how to be calmer in the final and to put my trust in my teammates.
“To perform at such a big race as Tour du Suisse, it’s a dream come true and to have guys like Yogi [Ian Stannard], who pulled for Chris [Froome] at the Tour, helping me has been fantastic.
“People like Michal Golas and guys who are older and more experienced than me really helped me and I think this week will stand me in good stead for the future.”
After recovering from an injury setback earlier in the season Sivakov is in confident mood and will next compete at Russian Nationals aiming to build on his Russian Junior TT title that he won in 2015.
He added: “Next up for me is Russian Nationals, and I will try and do something on TT and on the road I will try and do something special, but some teams will have 20 riders there, whereas I will be on my own.
“I will be focusing on the TT, and after today it gives me confidence to really go for it.”