Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 Stage 2: Bouhanni outpowers competition

Stage 2 in the Critérium du Dauphiné leads in 173 kilometres from Le Bourget-du-Lac to Villars-les-Dombes. After a 2nd category and a 1st category climb the second part of the parcours is flat. With 3 km's left the break of the day is reeled in and Bouhanni outsprints each and everyone. Peter Kennaugh retains the leader's jersey, while escapee Teklehaimano cements his KOM lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Race results stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné

1. Nacer Bouhanni (fra)
2. Samuel Dumoulin (fra) s.t.
3. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
5. Alexei Tsatevich (rus) s.t.
6. Jonas Van Genechten (bel) s.t.
7. Jens Keukeleire (bel) s.t.
8. Ramunas Navardauskas (lit) s.t.
9. Yannick Martinez (fra) s.t.
10. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Peter Kennaugh (gbr)
2. Sacha Modolo (fta) + 0.02
3. Nacer Bouhanni (fra) s.t.
4. Samuel Dumoulin (fra) + 0.06
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) + 0.08
6. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 0.12
7. Yannick Martinez (fra) s.t.
8. Jay McCarthy (aus) s.t.
9. Ramunas Navardauskas (lit) s.t.
10. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) s.t.

20. Chris Froome (gbr) s.t.
32. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
43. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
70. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
72. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.

Race report
Arnaud Courteille is the first to attack and he is accompanied by Perrig Quéméneur and Daniel Teklehaimano. The man from Eritrea is wearing the KOM jersey and he takes full score atop Col du Chat and the Cuvéry, thus cementing his lead.

The trio is reeled in with 3 km’s left and after a perfect lead-out by Cofidis Nacer Bouhanni powers to the win.

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Nacer Bouhanni

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