Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
Stage 2: Ligné - Angers - Stage Details

The morning stage of the Circuit Sarthe double day ended in a bunch sprint won by Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ). Focused on the afternoon time trial, ORICA-GreenEDGE hoped to get through the road stage unscathed and on bunch time. Mission accomplished. 

"We focused on looking after Luke [Durbridge] and Aidis [Kruopis]. Our goal was to keep them safe up towards the front of the bunch. Usually once things settle down on a finish circuit, we would be able to relax a little. That hasn’t been the case yesterday or today. Everybody seems to think they’re a sprinter and that means there is a lot of wild action all the time." - Svein Tuft

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) - FDJ 2:22:57
2 Bryan Coquard (Fra) - Team Europcar ST
3 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) - IAM Cycling ST
4 Alexander Porsev (Rus) - Katusha ST
5 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) - Garmin-Sharp ST
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) - RadioShack Leopard ST
7 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) - Katusha ST
8 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff ST
9 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) - Accent Jobs-Wanty ST
10 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) - Team Argos-Shimano ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
26 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
45 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
81 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
82 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
83 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST