Ide Schelling takes the second stage at Itzulia

Ide Schelling (Bora-hansgrohe) claimed a maiden WorldTour victory on stage 2 of Itzulia Basque Country.

Schelling beat Matteo Sobrero (Jayco-AUIla) and David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) to the line from a select group to record his second ever career victory in Leitza.

“It’s a bit strange that the UCI allows this final because it’s way too dangerous in my opinion. You see it also with crashes in the final kilometres on the downhill,” Schelling said.

“The last kilometre was ok, but just to send a full peloton in a downhill like this is just asking for problems. It’s not good. Most teams were not expecting a sprint, I believe, but still I saw it coming with a final climb this easy. It is what it is. For me it wasn’t too dangerous and I was lucky I could find a gap in the final kilometre.”


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