Tour of California 2019: Asgreen wins stage 2, Van Garderen new leader

Kasper Asgreen - Tour of California 2019: Asgreen wins stage 2, Van Garderen new leaderThe 2nd stage in the Tour of California is a mountainous effort to South Lake Tahoe. The race boils down to a clash of four. Kasper Asgreen outsprints Tejay van Garderen and Gianni Moscon, while young Tadej Pogacar finishes in fourth. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2019 Tour of California
1. Kasper Asgreen (den)
2. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
3. Gianni Moscon (ita) + 0.04
4. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.10
5. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.16
6. Jonas Gregaard (den) + 0.27
7. Rob Britton (usa) s.t.
8. Sergio Higuita (col) + 0.31
9. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
10. George Bennett (nzl) s.t.

GC
1. Tejay van Garderen (usa)
2. Gianni Moscon (ita) + 0.06
3. Kasper Asgreen (den) + 0.07
4. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.16
5. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.22
6. Rob Britton (usa) + 0.33
7. Jonas Gregaard (den) s.t.
8. David de la Cruz (spa) + 0.34
9. Felix Großschartner (aut) + 0.35
10. George Bennett (nzl) + 0.36

Race report
The breakaway – Luke Rowe, Mads Pedersen, Evan Huffman, Davide Ballerini, Pawel Bernas, Michael Storer and Michael Hernandez – carves out a gap of 3 minutes before Edward Anderson jumps across halfway though the race. While the others are reeled in, the 21-year old pushes on alone until he is brought back also with 75 kilometres remaining.

Following a lot of movement, a select group battles it out on the last climb. Tejay van Garderen strikes inside the last 1.6 kilometres, while Gianni Moscon, Kasper Asgreen and Tadej Pogacar join him. The young Slovenian rider drops back in the last kilometre and when Asgreen kicks for home in sight of the line, the Dane powers to the win ahead of the new leader Van Garderen.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2019 Tour of California.

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