Ethan Hayter powered to victory Thursday on the second stage of the Tour de Romandie, winning a sprint finish in La-Chaux-de-Fonds to take over the race lead.
The British rider survived the day’s five climbs that whittled down the peloton on the 162.7km route from Morteau before receiving a perfect lead-out from his Ineos Grenadiers team.
After help from Egan Bernal and Jhonatan Narvaez, Hayter crossed the line ahead of Juan Ayuso and Romain Bardet, both contenders for the overall title.
Hayter picked up 10 bonus seconds for the victory and inherited the yellow jersey from compatriot Ethan Vernon, who was dropped on the Col de la Tourne.
Another day, another winning Ethan. 🤷♂️ Ethan Hayter won stage 2 of @TourDeRomandie in the classic La Chaux-de-Fonds reduced bunch sprint. 👏 Well played finale by Ineos, they arrived at the front exactly when it was needed. Ayuso 2nd, Bardet 3rd! #TDR2023 pic.twitter.com/W4CoeGhY5Q
— Mihai Simion (@faustocoppi60) April 27, 2023