Eneco Tour 2015 Stage 2: Sprint-victory Greipel, Asselman new leader
In 180.7 flat kilometres the riders race in circles around the Dutch town of Breda. Just like yesterday, home-rider Jesper Asselman is in the break of the day and he makes good use of the Golden Kilometre to catapult himself into the overall lead.The race itself boils down to a bunch sprint with André Greipel being fastest. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results 2nd stage Eneco Tour
1. André Greipel (ger)
2. Jacopo Guarnieri (ita) s.t
3. Tom Boonen (bel) s.t.
4. Jean-Pierre Drucker (lux) s.t.
5. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
6. Arnaud Demaré (fra) s.t.
7. Viacheslav Kuznetsov (rus) s.t.
8. Roy Jans (bel) z.t.
9. Sebastien Turgot (fra) s.t.
10. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
GC after stage 2
1. Jesper Asselman (nld)
2. André Greipel (ger) + 0.05
3. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
4. Danny van Poppel (nld) + 0.09
5. Jacopo Guarnieri (ita) s.t.
6. Gijs Van Hoecke (bel) s.t.
7. Laurens De Vreese (bel) + 0.10
8. Nico Denz (ger) s.t.
9. Jean-Pierre Drucker (lux) + 0.11
10. Tom Boonen (bel) s.t.
In perfect weather with hardly any wind, Jesper Asselman and Gijs Van Hoecke don’t take long to attack. In one hour, the duo races to a maximum advantage of 7 minutes before the pack takes control to bring the gap down to 2 minutes at the Golden Kilometre, with 21.5 km’s left.
Asselman was in yesterday’s break also and this morning he was third in the overall standings, 0’04” down on leader Viviani. In the Golden Kilometre he grabs the max of bonfication seconds, thus taking the overall lead.
With 15 km’s to go the break is history and we are off for the second bunch sprint in the 2015 Eneco Tour.
André Greipel powers to victory after a perfect lead-out by Lotto-Soudal.
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