Tour de Romandie 2018 Stage 2: De Gendt solos to victory, Roglic still leader

The 2nd stage of the Tour de Romandie travels over two intermediate peaks. The last one is crested with 60 kilometres remaining, while the finale is played out on the flat. Thomas De Gendt is the strongest man of a five-man breakaway and the Flemish attacker solos to victory. Primoz Roglic retains in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tour de Romandie 2018

1. Thomas De Gendt (bel)
2. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) + 2.04
3. Samuel Dumoulin (fra) z.t
4. Michael Matthews (aus) z.t
5. Michael Morkov (den) z.t
6. Xandro Meurisse (bel) z.t
7. Diego Rosa (ita) s.t.
8. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
9. Pierre Latour (fra) s.t.
10. Antoine Duchesne (can) s.t.

GC after the 2nd stage
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
3. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.04
4. Diego Rosa (ita) + 0.05
5. Pierre Latour (fra) s.t.
6. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 0.08
7. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.10
8. Jonathan Castroviejo (spa) s.t.
9. Pierre Rolland (fra) s.t.
10. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.13

12. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.14
15. Rui Costa (por) + 0.16
17. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) s.t.
19. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.18
21. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.
24. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.19
25. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 0.20
33. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 0.24

Race report
At km 7 Thomas De Gendt, Victor Campenaerts, Andriy Grivko, Matteo Fabbro and Nathan Brown open up a gap. De Gendt pockets most KOM point at Col des Rangiers and Col des Etroits. Yet, the Flemish rider wants it all today. He drops his last companion, Brown, with 26 kilometres to go before he solos to victory.

Sonny Colbrelli sprints to second place, while Primoz Roglic finishes safely in the peloton to retain overall leader.

Read also: route 2nd stage Tour de Romandie 2018.

Tour de Romandie 2018 stage 2: route, profile, more

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Thomas De Gendt

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