Tour of Alberta
Stage 2: Devon - Red Deer - Stage Details

A two rider escape group contested the stage two win on Thursday. In the closing kilometres Peter Sagan (Cannondale) slipped away from the bunch to solo to third and maintain his race lead. Aidis Kruopis won the bunch kick, which proved good for fourth place.

The leading duo put in a strong ride to hold off the chasing field. BMC stagiaire Silvan Dillier outsprinted Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly) to take the win in Red Deer. Sagan added to his overall lead with bonus seconds for third.

“The teams looking for the stage win didn’t want to work with Cannondale. Cannondale left the chase too late if they wanted to close it down, which they didn’t seem inclined to do. The two young guys rode strong to stay away. We didn’t do any chase work because we thought the circuit would be too hard for Aidis. It wasn’t as hard as we thought. It was a lightening fast finish with speeds as high as 70kph.”


Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Silvan Dillier (Swi) - BMC Racing Team 3:32:47
2 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) - Jelly Belly p/b Kenda ST
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:16
4 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:18
5 Luka Mezgec (Slo) - Team Argos-Shimano ST
6 Nicolai Brochner (Den) - Bissell Pro Cycling ST
7 Eric Young (USA) - Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies ST
8 Travis McCabe (USA) - Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis ST
9 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team ST
10 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) - Bissell Pro Cycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:18
18 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
29 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
30 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
45 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
69 Jiyong Kang (Kor) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
85 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST