Tour de l’Ain 2020: Roglic wins six-up sprint to take GC lead

Primoz Roglic sprints to the leader's jersey after a mountainous day in the Tour de l'Ain. Egan Bernal finishes in second, Valerio Conti in third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tour de l’Ain

1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
3. Valerio Conti (ita) s.t.
4. Nairo Quintana (col)+ 0.01
5. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.06
6. Jesús Herrada (spa) + 0.14
7. Fabio Aru (ita) s.t.
8. João Almeida (por) + 0.15
9. Jonathan Castroviejo (spa) + 0.19
10. Jan Hirt (cze) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.10
3. Valerio Conti (ita) + 0.12
4. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 0.16
5. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.18
6. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.23
7. Jesús Herrada (spa) + 0.31
8. Fabio Aru (ita) s.t.
9. João Almeida (por) + 0.32
10. Jan Hirt (cze) + 0.36

Race report
Hänninen, Gugliemi, Politt, Bernard and Rosskopf join forces in the early stages of the race. The five carve out a gap of 4 minutes.

Jumbo-Visma ups the pace with 30 kilometres remaining, bringing the peloton down to eight riders, while the lead group is caught. Dumoulin drops back after a strong effort, while Froome and Thomas have been dropped.

The strongest climbers in the race are Kruijswijk, Bennett, Roglic, Mollema, Bernal and Quintana, while Castroviejo and Conti make it back to the lead group in the descent.

Kruijswijk solo goes alone with 12 kilometres to go. Castroviejo leads the chase for his team mate Bernal before he runs out of energy inside the last 8 kilometres.

It comes back together and Jumbo-Visma keeps setting the pace on the remainder of the finish climb before Roglic finishes it off with a blistering uphill sprint. Bernal finish in second and Conti in third, which is also the situation in the GC.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2020 Tour de l’Ain.

Tour de l’Ain 2020 stage 2: route, profile

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Primoz RoglicTour de l'Ain 2020

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