Stefan Bissegger took stage victory and the in general guide in the in a very outstanding time trial on the second working day of the Benelux Tour 2021.
The EF Education and learning-Nippo 1st yr pro rider set an outstanding gap into the relaxation of his rivals in excess of the 11.1km course close to Lelystad with the Swiss rider placing 15 seconds into second spot on the working day, Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma).
Fellow Swiss rider and European champion, Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) was at 19 seconds behind Bissegger.
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Bissegger now takes in excess of the general classification lead from stage one winner, Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) and potential customers Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck – Quick-Action) and Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) by 19 seconds going into the third day of racing.
Merlier completed a minute down on Bissegger in 53rd put on the same time as four some others which includes British rider, Charlie Quarterman (Trek-Segafredo).
Former winner of the race, Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) sits in seventh at 36 seconds with one more former winner Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) staying in touch at 45 seconds in 11th location.
A single rider who was envisioned to do significantly greater on the working day was Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck – Brief-Step) who is noted to be suffering from intestinal complications. The Belgian rider completed 1-36 down on Bissegger.
A different rider who may have been hoping for a leading consequence at this race, Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) did not have a good working day on the time demo bike by his criteria. The Welshman completed in 45th on the phase, 57 seconds down and leaving him at nearly two minutes powering on GC.
The leading 18 riders are all in just a moment of Bissegger though, leaving the race large open with hilly and cobbled terrain however to come in the remaining five phases at this race that is break up involving the Netherlands and Belgium.
The 3rd working day of the Benelux Tour is a incredibly flat stage from Essen to Hoogerheide with 4 laps all over the ending circuit to entire the 168.3km route that really should occur down to the initially important bunch sprint of the race. Wind might perform a element nonetheless all over again on the other hand.
Benelux Tour 2021, stage two: Lelystad to Lelystad (11.1km ITT)
1. Stefan Bissegger (Sui) EF Education and learning-Nippo, in 12-08
2. Edoardo Affini (Ita) Group Jumbo-Visma, at 15s
3. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ, at 20s
4. Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck – Speedy-Move, at 21s
5. Max Walscheid (Ger) Group Qhubeka-NextHash, at 22s
6. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Crew Jumbo-Visma, at 23s
7. Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM, at 24s
8. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Crew Qhubeka-NextHash, at 26s
9. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, at 29s
10. Brandon McNulty (United states of america) UAE Crew Emirates, at 31s.
Basic classification just after phase two
1. Stefan Bissegger (Sui) EF Schooling-Nippo, in 3-44-29
2. Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck – Quick-Stage, at 19s
3. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ, at identical time
4. Max Walscheid (Ger) Staff Qhubeka-NextHash, at 21s
5. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team Qhubeka-NextHash, at 26s
6. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, at 28s
7. Matej Mohorič (Slo) Bahrain Victorious, at 36s
8. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange, at 38s
9. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, at 42s
10. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Crew DSM, at 45s