Bayern Rundfahrt
Stage 2: Freilassing - Reit im Winkl Winklmoos-Alm - Stage Details

Christian Meier spent the first half of the second stage of Bayern Rundfahrt in a four rider breakaway. Winning the first King of the Mountain (KOM) from the breakaway and the second from the peloton, Meier pulled on the mountain classification jersey by stage end. ORICA-GreenEDGE hopes to help Meier stay in the polka dot jersey through the end of the five day German Tour.

“We knew the final climb didn’t really suit us. Gerro [Simon Gerrans] and Daryl [Impey] are still finding their legs, which is exactly as we had expected given their coming off a break. We thought today was the perfect opportunity to give the guys that are always working for the others a chance to do something for themselves. It was a good day for Christian in particular. The bigger guys might have been able to get in the break, but they may have gotten dropped from the break on the mid-stage climb. Christian was the perfect one for us for the race situation we anticipated.” - Sport Director Dave McPartland

“Christian is a great asset to the team. He certainly deserves support from us to try to retain the jersey to the finish.” - Assistant Sport Director Julian Dean

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mathias Frank (Swi) - IAM Cycling 4:19:24
2 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) - FDJ.fr 0:00:08
3 Leopold König (Cze) - Team Netapp - Endura ST
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:16
5 Johann Tschopp (Swi) - IAM Cycling ST
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) - Team Sky ST
7 Brice Feillu (Fra) - Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:00:26
8 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) - Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:00:28
9 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) - Team Sky 0:00:39
10 Ben Gastauer (Lux) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:50
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
18 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:17
51 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:01
77 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:02
86 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:57
109 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:52
118 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:19:27