Swiss Stefan Kueng won the second stage of Tour de Romandie on Thursday, April 27. He was able to beat champion Andriy Grivko during the sprint part of stage two. Despite this, Italian cyclist Fabio Felline was able to still remain in the lead.
Kueng was able to win stage two of this race for the second time in three years. BMC rider was able to be one of the four cyclists who were able to rave away despite the bitter cold stage that had to be shortened (from 187 km to 136.5 km) due to the heavy snow presence in the start of this stage. This four-man breakaway was able to even keep a six minute lead in one point during the race!
#ICYMI @stefankueng added to his 2015 @TourDeRomandie stage victory on #TDR2017 stage 2. Catch up → https://t.co/7AVt6Ibe7e ?: @TDWsport pic.twitter.com/Nm9V2bpjxK
— BMC Racing Team (@BMCProTeam) April 28, 2017
The race is expected to end on Sunday with an individual time-trial of 18.3 km. This six-day, five-stage race in Switzerland clearly indicated the shape of many cyclists before the big Tour de France on July.
Froome, Team Sky’s rider will certainly be aiming to win that Tour for the fourth time.
hands in the air! always the nicest feeelings to come over the line first. happy to be on the top step of the podium after 2 difficult years pic.twitter.com/8xfdMfJiIa
— Stefan Küng (@stefankueng) April 27, 2017
Results of stage 2
Stefan Kueng from BMC Racing team (Switzerland) – 3:33:15″
Andriy Grivko from Astana team (Ukraine) – ST
Sonny Colbrelli from Bahrain team (Italy) – +20″
Alexander Edmondson from Orica team (Australia)
Ben Swift from UAE Team Emirates team (Britain)
Fabio Felline from Trek team (Italy)
Tosh Van der Sande from Lotto team (Belgium)
Jarlinson Pantano from Trek team (Colombia)
Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates team (Italy)
Maximiliano Richeze from Quick-Step team (Argentina)
Natnael Berhane from Dimension Data team (Eritrea)
Overall standings of the tour
1- Fabio Felline 8:12:42″
2- Maximilian Schachmann
3- Jesus Herrada
4- Primoz Roglic
5- Ion Izagirre
6- Bob Jungels (Luxembourg / Quick-Step)
7- Jose Goncalves
8- Ruben Fernandez
9- Michael Albasini
10- Jonathan Castroviejo
Les 5 premiers de cette 2e étape !#TDR2017 pic.twitter.com/QLsKqyYel1
— Tour de Romandie (@TourDeRomandie) April 27, 2017