Tour de Romandie

Stage 2) La Neuveville - Saint-Imier

CH Switzerland Thursday 29 April 2021 165.7 km

Cattaneo moves up in Tour de Romandie GC

Cattaneo moves up in Tour de Romandie GC

Six classified climbs stacked in 165.7 kilometers made up the menu of stage 2, but despite the numerous difficulties, they didn’t end up making too many damages in the overall standings. The peloton was content to leave six riders open up a gap of two minutes, at all times keeping them on a leash before bringing them back on the slopes of La Vue-des-Alpes, the day’s final categorised ascents.

Several men tried to move away with 20 kilometers to go, as the bunch was whittled down on the tough slopes near the top of the climb, but the yellow jersey’s team reacted and nullified those attacks, keeping things together on the descent to Saint-Imier, where the race returned after six years. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) took the win, while Fausto Masnada finished as Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s highest-ranked rider, in eighth place.

Another Italian member of the Wolfpack, Mattia Cattaneo, made a jump of two positions in the general classification. Cattaneo, top 10 on the previous two days of the Tour de Romandie, sits eighth, just a handful of seconds from the overall podium of the last World Tour race before the Giro d’Italia.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
4:21:42
2 Patrick Bevin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
3 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
4 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
5 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
6 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
7 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:00
8 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
9 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
10 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
0:00
12 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
89 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:32
98 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:32
100 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:32
112 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:21
DNS Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-04:21:42
1 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
8:39:48
2 Patrick Bevin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:08
3 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
0:09
4 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
0:09
5 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
0:09
6 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:11
7 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:14
8 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:15
9 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
0:16
10 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:16
18 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:23
72 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:43
101 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:50
104 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:26
123 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:27
1 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
80 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
50 pt
3 Patrick Bevin
Israel Start-Up Nation
50 pt
4 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
36 pt
5 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
30 pt
6 Manuele Boaro
Astana - Premier Tech
30 pt
7 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
25 pt
8 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
22 pt
9 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21 pt
10 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
20 pt
11 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
28 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
1 Joel Suter
Swiss Cycling
38 pt
2 Davide Villella
Movistar Team
34 pt
3 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
26 pt
4 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
20 pt
5 Manuele Boaro
Astana - Premier Tech
19 pt
6 Robert Power
Team Qhubeka ASSOS
14 pt
7 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
8 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
11 pt
9 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
10 pt
10 Hermann Pernsteiner
Bahrain - Victorious
8 pt
1 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
8:39:59
2 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:05
3 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
0:10
4 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:16
5 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:17
6 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
0:56
7 Gijs Leemreize
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:08
8 Jaakko Hänninen
AG2R Citroën Team
1:21
9 Felix Gall
Team DSM
4:31
10 Alessandro Covi
UAE-Team Emirates
7:39
22 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:16
1 INEOS Grenadiers 25:59:42
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:38
3 Bahrain - Victorious 0:39
4 Movistar Team 0:59
5 Team DSM 1:23
6 Team Jumbo-Visma 1:25
7 Israel Start-Up Nation 1:34
8 Trek - Segafredo 1:45
9 AG2R Citroën Team 1:52
10 Groupama - FDJ 1:54

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