Tour de Romandie 2024: Nys wins from breakaway to take yellow

Thibau Nys - Tour de Romandie 2024: Nys wins from breakaway to take yellowfoto: Cor VosYoung Thibau Nys wins the first of two mountain top finishes in the Tour de Romandie from the breakaway. He outsprints Andrea Vendrame and Luke Plapp in ski station Les Marécottes to take the leader's jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2024 Tour de Romandie

1. Thibau Nys (bel)
2. Andrea Vendrame (ita) s.t.
3. Luke Plapp (aus) + 0.04
4. Florian Lipowitz (ger) + 0.14
5. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 0.16
6. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
7. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
8. Guillaume Martin (fra) s.t.
9. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) s.t.
10. Lenny Martinez (fra) s.t.
– GC riders s.t.

27. Jai Hindley (aus) + 0.24
45. Thymen Arensman (nld) + 1.03

GC after stage 2
1. Thibau Nys (bel)
2. Andrea Vendrame (ita) + 0.04
3. Luke Plapp (aus) + 0.22
4. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) + 0.25
5. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.26
6. Lenny Martinez (fra) + 0.27
7. Juan Ayuso (spa) s.t.
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.28
9. Yannis Voisard (swi) + 0.29
10. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.

11. Damiano Caruso (ita) s.t.
13. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.30
14. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 0.31
16. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr) + 0.33
17. David Gaudu (fra) + 0.34
18. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.35
20. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.36
23. Jai Hindley (aus) + 0.38
45. Thymen Arensman (nld) + 1.22

Race report
The breakaway forms after 17 kilometres of action. Xandro Meurisse, Thibau Nys, Roger Adrià, Andrea Vendrame and Sean Flynn jump clear, while Nikias Arndt and Xabier Mikel Azparren track them down. The seven carve out a maximum lead of over 5 minutes.

While Arndt and Flynn lose contact on Les Mosses, the lead of the others drops below 3 minutes. However, it rebounds back to over 3 minutes on the flat run-up to the final climb.

Vendrame, Nys and Meurisse are the only remaining attackers in the final 2.5 kilometres of the finishing climb. Meanwhile, Luke Plapp and Florian Lipowitz launch an attack from the GC group on the lower slopes. Plapp jumps across to the leaders and takes over from Meurisse at the front.

Plapp tries to shake off the early attackers but finds himself outfoxed. In the final sprint, Vendrame and Nys take charge, with the 21-year-old Belgian emerging victorious. He not only claims the stage win but also secures the top spot in the overall standings.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2024 Tour de Romandie.

Tour de Romandie 2024 – stage 2: video, route, profile

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