Tour de Romandie 2016 Route stage 2: Moudon - Morgins
Thursday, April 28, 2016 – At 173.9 kilometres, stage 2 in the Tour de Romandie leads from Moudon to Morgins. Uphill arrival after a two stage ascent in the final 22 kilometres with steepest sectors at around 10%.
The mountainous stage totals 2,804 metres of climbing with the closing climb up Pas de Morgins the piece de resistance. The ascent was featured in the Queen Stage of the 2014 Criterium du Dauphiné, a race won by Lieuwe Westra. That stage led to Finhaut-Émosson at an elevation of 1,929 metres, while today’s stage stops at 1,369 metres. A good idea, given the season.
After leaving Moudon the road goes uphill without delay, albeit the climb doesn’t come with KOM-points. It’s not the only uncategorised climb in stage 2. Only the the ascents to Sorens and Les Champs come with a label: both category 2. They are crested with 80 and 158.5 kilometres done.
As the climb up the Les Champs is so close to the closing climb the finale is a tough one. In fact the last 22 kilometres the riders face two ascents, that are seperated by a sharp 3 kilometres drop. The section from 8 to 4 kilometres under the top is a tough one with an average grade at 8.3%.
Race results/race report stage 2, Tour de Romandie 2016.
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