Tour de Romandie 2021: Colbrelli celebrates, Dennis keeps race lead

Sonny Colbrelli - Tour de Romandie 2021: Colbrelli celebrates, Dennis keeps race leadimage: Cor VosSonny Colbrelli wins the 2nd stage of the Tour de Romandie. The Italian outguns Patrick Bevin and Marc Hirschi in the sprint of a reduced peloton. Rohan Dennis retains the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tour de Romandie 2021

1. Sonny Colbrelli (ita)
2. Patrick Bevin (nzl) s.t.
3. Marc Hirschi (swi) s.t.
4. Clément Champoussin (fra) s.t.
5. Diego Ulissi (ita) s.t.
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
7. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) s.t.
8. Fausto Masnada (ita) s.t.
9. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
10. Marc Soler (spa) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Rohan Dennis (aus)
2. Patrick Bevin (nzl) + 0.08
3. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.09
4. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
5. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
6. Marc Hirschi (swi) + 0.11
7. Jesús Herrada (spa) + 0.14
8. Mattia Cattaneo (ita) + 0.15
9. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.16
10. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) s.t.

11. Sep Kuss (usa) s.t.
13. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 0.19
14. Jack Haig (aus) s.t.
15. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.21
19. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.24
21. Michael Woods (can) + 0.25

Race report
A group of six riders breaks clear on the first climb of the day. Antwan Tolhoek, Chris Hamilton, Davide Villella, Jonathan Caicedo, Hermann Pernsteiner and Rein Taaramäe open up a 3 minutes gap.

Taaramäe goes solo with 50 kilometres remaining to enter the last climb almost 2 minutes ahead of the peloton. The Estonian rider is caught on the slopes.

Some thirty riders are remaining in the peloton on the top of the La Vue-des-Alpes climb.

In the ensuing sprint it comes down to a Colbrelli/Bevin clash. The Italian opens early and wins the race.

Dennis stays in the overall race lead, while Bevin moves up to second place thanks to the time bonus of 6 seconds.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage Tour de Romandie.

Tour de Romandie 2021 – stage 2: route, profile, more

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