Leknessund powers to stage 2 victory at Tour de Suisse


Andreas Leknessund of Norway secured the biggest win of his career when he triumphed on stage two of the Tour de Suisse.

You can rewatch STAGE 2 HERE

Alberto Bettiol of EF Education-EasyPost, thought he had won when he finished, only to realise that Leknessund had crossed the line ahead of him. The Italian had to settle for second, while Michael Matthews of BikeExchange-Jayco clinched third.

There is no change at the top of the general classification standings, with Stephen Williams of Bahrain Victorious remaining in pole position after winning yesterday’s opening stage.

Leknessund is in overall fourth position behind Andreas Kron, Maximilian Schachmann and Williams.

“My objective was the stage win,” said Leknessund. “The hardest part of today was the climb, I thought if I got a gap, then I’d be able to stay away. And then in the last few kilometres, I was suffering, but I was enjoying it.”

The race is due to continue tomorrow with a medium mountain stage and conclude on June 19.


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