News | Tour de Romandie • May 2, 2019
Consonni sprints to the fourth position at Romandie
Young Italian sprinter takes third in the group sprint behind solo stage winner Kung.
The Tour de Romandie’s stage two from Le Locle to Morges — 174.4km with two climbs midway and a third just 40 km from the finish — was marked by a long-range escape that saw Swiss Stefan Kung (FDJ-Groupama) take the glory. At a little less than a minute behind, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the sprint ahead of Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), Simone Consonni of UAE Team Emirates and Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
“Today I wanted to do well because besides being the birthday of our sports director Simone Pedrazzini, I am also with my girlfriend for nine years,” said Consonni. “But my condition is not the best due to the flu I had after the Tour of Turkey. In fact, even yesterday, I had a difficult day. But today, I was motivated and I gave everything to try to get a victory. I’ll just have to wait for the next time.”
Tomorrow the third stage with start and finish in Romont and cover 160 kilometres. The stage will be even more challenging with four climbs and the final on the uphill kicks taking the cyclists to Romont.
Stage two results:
1 Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 4:10:59
2 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe +59 ”
3 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +59 ”
4 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates +59 ’’
5 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep +59 ’’
General classification after the second stage:
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 8:32:13
2 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates +10 ’’
3 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ +12 ”
4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos +13 ”
5 Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team +14 ’’