Tour de Romandie
Stage 2: Sion-Montreux - Stage Details

ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Michael Albasini made it two for two at the Tour de Romandie, taking out the second road stage of his home country tour. A nearly 70-strong bunch contested the sprint in Montreux where Albasini beat out Tony Hurel (Europcar) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) to the line. With the stage two win came ten bonus seconds and the yellow overall leader’s jersey.

After his brilliant victory yesterday, Albasini was the protected rider for the Australian outfit on stage two. Stephens expected a reduced bunch to contest the finish and was confident the stage one winner would be in the mix at the finish.

“My teammates put me under pressure today. I was not feeling great today. I had the race from yesterday in my legs. When we started riding on the front, I knew I had to deliver something because they did a really big effort. I’m happy to win after the work they did today.” - Michael Albasini

“The yellow jersey is a very, very pleasant bonus. It’s exciting for Switzerland to have someone as popular as Michael Albasini deliver two victories and the yellow jersey, ending a dry spell for Swiss riders in this race. We weren’t riding for the jersey. We were riding for the stage win, but the results Michael achieved have given him the jersey. It’s a very welcome surprise.” - Sport Director Neil Stephens

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:12:22
2 Tony Hurel (Fra) - Team Europcar ST
3 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) - Trek Factory Racing ST
4 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) - Team Katusha ST
5 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ST
6 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) - Astana Pro Team ST
7 Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) - Lotto Belisol ST
8 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) - Garmin Sharp ST
9 Danilo Wyss (Swi) - BMC Racing Team ST
10 Christopher Froome (GBr) - Team Sky ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:12:22
18 Nino Schurter (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
65 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:08
66 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
124 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:37
125 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
141 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:27