Tour de Romandie 2017: Küng wins icy and rainy race, Felline still in yellow

Tour de Romandie 2017: Küng wins icy and rainy race, Felline still in yellow

stefan kung - Tour de Romandie 2017: Stefan Küng wins icy and rainy raceDue to harsh weather the 2nd stage of the Tour de Romandie is shortened to 136.5 kilometres. The route travels from Aigle to a false flat arrival in Bulle, where Stefan Küng bests Andriy Grivko in a sprint-à-deux. Fabio Felline holds on to the yellow jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tour de Romandie

1. Stefan Küng (swi)
2. Andriy Grivko (ukr) s.t.
3. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) + 0.20
4. Alexander Edmondson (aus) z.t
5. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
6. Fabio Felline (ita) s.t.
7. Tosh Van der Sande (bel) s.t.
8. Jarlinson Pantano (col) s.t.
9. Diego Ulissi (ita) s.t.
10. Maximilliano Richeze (arg) s.t.

GC after 2nd stage
1. Fabio Felline (ita)
2. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.08
3. Jesus Herrada (spa) s.t.
4. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.09
5. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.12
6. Bob Jungels (lux) s.t.
7. José Goncalves (por) + 0.13
8. Ruben Fernandez (spa) s.t.
9. Michael Albasini (swi) + 0.14
10. Jonathan Castroviejo (spa) s.t.

12. Jarlinson Pantano (col) + 0.15
14. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.16
16. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.18
23. Robert Gesink (nld) + 0.20
26. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.23
28. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 0.24
34. Sebastien Reichenbach (zwi) + 0.28
36. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.29
40. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.30
46. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.33
49. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 0.34
54. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.42

Race report
Once the flag is dropped four riders break away. Sander Armée, Stefan Küng, Andriy Grivko and Frederik Veuchelen race to a lead of almost 6 minutes.

Armée takes most KOM points on all three climbs in today’s route, catapulting him into the KOM lead. Yet, he is dropped with 20 kilometres remaining, while Veuchelen can’t follow the pace with 4 kms left.

The two remaining leaders stay ahead of the peloton and battle it out in an exhausted sprint. Stefan Küng takes the (frost) flowers.

Read about the route of the 2nd stage of the 2017 Tour de Romandie.

Tour de Romandie 2017 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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