Jack Haig to lead Mitchelton-Scott at Tour de Suisse following strong Giro d'Italia performance
Jun 05 2018 02:06 pm CET

Jack Haig to lead Mitchelton-Scott at Tour de Suisse following strong Giro d'Italia performance
Jack Haig to lead Mitchelton-Scott at Tour de Suisse following strong Giro d'Italia performance
Photo of Jack Haig © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Jack Haig will lead Mitchelton-Scott at the Tour de Suisse. The Australian will fight for the overall classification at the Swiss race.

Haig earned the position as leader of the team after a strong performance at the Giro d'Italia, in which he helped Simon Yates defend the Pink Jersey almost to the end of the race and showed a good shape on the climbs.

"It is exciting to be given my first proper GC leadership role within the team and to have the team that we have going into the race to help me and riders like (Michael) Albasini, is really great," said Haig. "I am quite excited going into Tour of Suisse to see how my condition and form is after the Giro.

"I think it is quite a difficult one to judge and manage, I think nobody really knows the grand formula of what is best to do after a grand tour, especially a grand tour as hard as the Giro this year. Hopefully, I have done everything right and when it comes to the race I can perform well."

Until now, the rider had been at the Criterium of Dauphine instead of the Swiss race, but he's welcoming this new challenge. "We have a really strong team, Albasini always seems to take stage wins and loves racing in Switzerland and he has shown some great form now coming from his performances in Norway.

"We have a really strong team, Albasini always seems to take stage wins and loves racing in Switzerland and he has shown some great form now coming from his performances in Norway," commented the Australian.

"I've always done Criterium du Dauphine instead of Tour de Suisse so this will be my first time racing it and I'm really looking forward to it."

Complete roster of Mitchelton-Scott for the Tour de Suisse (9th to 17th of June):

Michael Albasini
Sam Bewley
Luke Durbridge
Cameron Meyer
Jack Haig
Chris Juul-Jensen
Roman Kreuziger




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