Tour of the Alps 2018: Miguel Lopez wins Queen Stage as Froome takes fourth
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Tour of the Alps 2018: Miguel Lopez wins Queen Stage as Froome takes fourth

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Tuesday was definitely Columbia’s Miguel Lopez day. He won the second, most difficult stage of this year’s Tour of Alps event with four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, finishing in fourth place.

 

Astana’s man grabbed the victory right at the finish line from fellow Colombian Sosa and France’s rider Pinot as Froome finished only four seconds behind him. Certainly not an impressive performance from the British rider who is using the Alps to prepare himself both mentally and physically for the upcoming grand tour; Giro d’Italia.

 

The four-man group seemed inseparable until the last meters of the route when Lopez decided to give a final push and grab a well-deserved victory which marks his team’s second one after his teammate, Pello Bilbao, took the opening stage on Monday.

 

Second stage results

  1. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) Astana 3:56:30
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) same
  3. Ivan Sosa (COL/ANS) s.t.
  4. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) at 4sec
  5. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/BAH) 7
  6. Giulio Ciccone (ITA/BRD) 14
  7. Jan Hirt (CZE/AS) 20
  8. Ben O’Connor (AUS/DOD) 27
  9. Ben Hermans (BEL/ICA) 31
  10. Fabio Aru (ITA/EAU) 34

 

Overall Classification after stage two

  1. Ivan Sosa (COL/ANS) 7:22:09
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 6sec
  3. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL/AST) same
  4. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) at 16secs
  5. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/BAH) 19
  6. Giulio Ciccone (ITA/BRD) 26
  7. Jan Hirt (CZE/AS) 36
  8. Ben Hermans (BEL/ICA) 43
  9. Fabio Aru (ITA/EAU) 50
  10. Pello Bilbao (ESP/AST) 1min 17sec


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