Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 2: Sprint victory Peter Sagan, Stefan Küng still leader

The 2nd stage of the Tour de Suisse takes place on a hilly circuit around Frauenfeld. At the end of four laps Peter Sagan sprints to victory ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Nathan Haas. Stefan Küng finishes safely in the bunch to hold on to yellow. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2018 Tour de Suisse

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. Nathan Haas (aus) s.t.
4. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
5. Mark Padun (ukr) s.t.
6. Enrico Gasparotto (ita) s.t.
7. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
8. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
9. Arthur Vichot (fra) s.t.
10. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) s.t.

GC after the 2nd stage
1. Stefan Küng (swi)
2. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.03
3. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
4. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
5. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.20
6. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.23
7. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
8. Sam Oomen (nld) s.t.
9. Simon Gerrans (aus) + 0.28
10. Gregor Mühlberger (aut) + 0.30

14. Patrick Konrad (aut) s.t.
19. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.36
20. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
21. Andrey Amador (crc) s.t.
24. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.39
28. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.49
34. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.56
38. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 1.01
46. Mathias Frank (swi) + 1.10
55. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.21
60. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 2.34

Race report
Three riders go clear to form the breakaway. Calvin Watson, Perrig Quéméneur and Fillippo Zaccanti race to a lead of 3 minutes before the peloton takes them on a leash. With 55 kms to go Michael Albassini joins the breakaway.

27 kms before the line the break is reeled in. A moment later Stefan Küng pockets 3 seconds with an intermediate sprint.

On the small climb to Kalchrain Bora-Hansgrohe ups the pace and John Degenkolb and Alexander Kristoff drop off the back.

Dillier strikes with 12 kms to go and Richeze, Konrad, Stuyven, Goncalves, Rojas and Koren join him before they are brought back 5 kms before the line.

Michael Matthews goes early, which forces Fernando Gaviria to open up his sprint with 300 metres out. Peter Sagan overhauls him to power to his 16th stage win in the Tour de Suisse. Nathan Haas puts on a strong effort to finish in third.

Thanks to the 3 bonus seconds Stefan Küng cements his overall lead.

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