Roger Adria, of modest Equipo Kern Pharma, won stage two at the Route d’Occitanie. The Spaniard was fastest after a trip of just 34 kilometres, as a result of the heat in France. Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) crashed.
The second stage was significantly shortened due to the heat wave that swept France: from 155 kilometers to only 34 kilometers.
The pack didn’t really fall apart, and in a sloppy sprint Michael Walgren couldn’t keep up his effort long enough.
Roger Adria’s timing was better. The 24-year-old Spaniard grabbed his first professional win and is also the new captain.
Tomorrow the Queen stage on the program.
Nairo Quintana’s favorite Nairo Quintana crashed today, but it looks like it’s getting away with a few scrapes. Due to his loss of time (4’04 inches), the arrangement is down to scratch.
|The result of the second stage:|
|1.||Roger Adria (spa)||34 km at 42’42”|
|2.||Michael Valgren (Den)||zt|
|3.||Julian Simon (fra)|
|4.||Max Kanter (Germany)|
|5.||Axel Marault (FRA)|
|125.||Nero Quintana (Colonel)||at 4’04”|
|Ranking after stage 2:|
|1.||Roger Adria (spa)||At 4:56’27”|
|2.||Arno Demir (fra)||zt|
|3.||Michael Valgren (Den)||in 4″|
|4.||Julian Simon (fra)||6 “|
|5.||Max Kanter (Germany)||10 inch|
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