Roglic outsprints Bernal to win stage 2 of Tour de l’Ain

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) has taken the victory of the second stage at the Tour de l’Ain and has climbed to the top of the general classification.

Roglic was part of a leading group that contained Egan Bernal as well as Nairo Quintana and Roglic’s team-mate Steve Kruijswijk.

It was initially Kruijswijk who attacked before he was reeled in. In the final stages Roglic timed everything to perfection and his final burst was more than enough to secure victory with Bernal left in his wake.

Kruijswijk upped the pace with around 500 meters to go, shadowed by Bernal. However, with Roglic tucked in behind him, Bernal was unable to counter when the Slovenian unleashed his acceleration.

“It was a perfect day. The whole team did a really great job and I was super happy that I could finish it off,” said Roglic. “It was definitely nice to see that the other guys are also strong. We’re here to find the right feelings and we’re concentrating on that.”

The race concludes Sunday with a major mountain test, closing out with a summit finish on the Grand Colombier.

Tour de l’Ain 2020 – stage 2 results (Lagnieu – Lélex Monts-Jura):

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

3:38:14

2Egan Bernal (Team Ineos)

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3Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)

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4Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

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5Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)

+07”

6Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)

+15”

7Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

+16”

8João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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9Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Ineos)

+20”

10Jan Hirt (CCC)

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Tour de l’Ain 2020 – general classification after stage 2:

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

7:14:58

2Egan Bernal (Team Ineos)

+10”

3Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)

+12”

4Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+16”

5Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

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6Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)

+23”

7Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)

+31”

8João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

+32”

9Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

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10Jan Hirt (CCC)

+36”

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