Advantage to Aldag after breakaway

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The Independent Online

The unheralded German Rolf Aldag left the pack struggling in his wake on as he eased to a comfortable solo victory in yesterday's eighth stage of the Tour of Switzerland.

Aldag covered the 174.3km (108.5 miles) rain-slick course from Zug to Wetzikon in 4hr 7min 19sec, holding a 57-second lead over compatriot Udo Boelts in second.

The Dutchman Leon Van Bon finished third, 1:01 behind the winner, while Italy's Daniele Nardello and Gianni Faresin arrived fourth and fifth, by the same margin.

Christophe Agnolutto, of France, leads the overall standings, with a cumulative time of 28hr 17min 47sec.