Suisse 8: Roman Kreuziger seizes lead

Czech fastest in uphill TT

Czech rider Roman Kreuziger, of the Liquigas team, won the eighth stage of the Tour of Switzerland in Altdorf onSaturday to seize the yellow jersey ahead of Sunday's final day.

The 22-year-old was first over the 25km time-trial in one hour and 22 seconds, in front of Venezuelan Jose Rujano, of the Caisse d'Epargne team, and German Andreas Klöden, of Astana.

Kreuziger left Luxembourg's Kim Kirchen (High Road) standing in his wake, opening up three-minute-plus gap to take the coveted yellow jersey.

The Czech now has a commanding lead going into Sunday's ninth and final 168km stage to Swiss capital Bern and, barring any mishaps, is looking the favourite to land his first Pro Tour victory.

Kreuziger, a former world junior champion, finished second in this year's Tour of Romandy behind Andreas Klöden.

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