Tour de Suisse
Stage 2: Bellinzona - Sarnen - Stage Details

Cameron Meyer won the second stage of the Tour de Swisse in a three-up sprint to the line in Sarnen. The Western Australian positioned himself perfectly in the drag to the line, coming from third wheel to outkick Philip Deignan (Team Sky) and Lawrence Warbasse (BMC) for stage glory. The trio were the three survivors from the early six man escape group. It is Meyer’s first individual win of the season, and the 23rd victory for ORICA-GreenEDGE.

Whilst Meyer put himself in the race winning move, he struggled to keep himself there in the final hour of the race. Twice Meyer was distanced from the break. Twice he fought valiantly to regain contact and remain in contention for the stage win.

With Deginan and Warbasse focused on each other, Meyer flew under the radar in the run to the line. Coming into the finishing stretch, he sat third wheel and patiently waited for the right moment to unleash his sprint.

“This is a significant win for me. The Giro was a big personal goal for the first half of the season. It was great to win the team time trial with the guys, but things went downhill for me personally from there. I got sick. I crashed. Eventually, I pulled out. I really wanted to bounce back and come back strong in the second part of the season. This is a great way to start that.” - Cam Meyer

“It might be hard to believe but the plan today was always to put Cam in the break. We knew we wanted someone in the move, and given our options, he was the best one for the job. We were all committed to helping Cam, and obviously the results of the plan were in our favour.” - Sport Director Neil Stephens

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 5:08:18
2 Philip Deignan (Irl) - Team Sky ST
3 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) - BMC Racing Team ST
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) - Cannondale 0:00:14
5 Ben Swift (GBr) - Team Sky ST
6 Silvan Dillier (Swi) - BMC Racing Team ST
7 Koen De Kort (Ned) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
8 Nino Schurter (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
9 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) - Astana Pro Team ST
10 Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) - Team Katusha ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 5:08:18
8 Nino Schurter (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
36 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
64 Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
106 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:11
113 Mathew Hayman (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:04
114 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
136 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:18:50