Tour de Romandie: Schmid retains the white jersey

Tour de Romandie: Schmid retains the white jersey

On paper, stage 2 was the easiest of this edition, but a series of short but stinging climbs, many of which were packed in the second part of the 168.2km stage around Échallens, were always going to play against the sprinters’ chances of getting involved in the fight for victory.

That’s why it didn’t come as a surprise when many teams joined hands at the head of the peloton with 20 kilometers to go, as soon as the breakaway was reeled in, to increase the tempo and drop many of the fast men. A stage winner last month at the Volta a Catalunya, Ethan Vernon was among those getting dropped, despite giving his best to hang onto the back of the bunch with the help of two Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl teammates.

In the sprint won by Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers), Mikkel Honoré finished as the team’s best-placed rider. His teammate Mauro Schmid came just a few places behind, but in the same time, and kept the lead in the youth classification going into Friday’s stage, which could bring the puncheurs in the spotlight, that is if a breakaway won’t manage to hold off the peloton, helped by the rough terrain, which will barely feature a meter of flat.

 

Photo credit: ©Dario Belingheri / Getty Images

Race details

1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
4:04:55
2 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
3 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
5 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
0:00
6 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
7 Nikias Arndt
Team DSM
0:00
8 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
9 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
10 Steven Kruijswijk
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
11 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
21 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
62 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
85 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:57
86 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:57
87 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:57
123 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
9:06
1 Rohan Dennis
Jumbo-Visma
8:34:43
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:14
3 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:18
4 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
0:18
5 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
0:18
6 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:18
7 Patrick Bevin
Israel - Premier Tech
0:20
8 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
0:21
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:23
10 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:24
49 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:47
101 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:00
103 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:06
108 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
14:53
119 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
20:07
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
80 pt
2 Rohan Dennis
Jumbo-Visma
55 pt
3 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
50 pt
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
36 pt
5 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
6 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
30 pt
7 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
30 pt
8 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
9 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
24 pt
10 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
24 pt
15 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
16 pt
21 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
13 pt
22 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12 pt
1 Thomas Champion
Cofidis
13 pt
2 Antoine Debons
Switzerland
10 pt
3 Valère Thiébaud
Switzerland
7 pt
4 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
INEOS Grenadiers
5 pt
5 Nils Brun
Switzerland
5 pt
6 Robert Gesink
Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
7 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
3 pt
8 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
2 pt
9 Diego Lopez Fuentes
Equipo Kern Pharma
2 pt
10 Julius Johansen
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
2 pt
1 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8:35:01
2 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
3 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
0:03
4 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:06
5 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:06
6 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
0:08
7 Pau Miquel Delgado
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:16
8 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
0:24
9 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
0:25
10 Finn Fisher-Black
UAE Team Emirates
0:28
25 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:42
1 UAE Team Emirates 25:45:14
2 Movistar Team 0:15
3 Trek - Segafredo 0:15
4 INEOS Grenadiers 0:16
5 Bahrain - Victorious 0:16
6 Cofidis 0:18
7 Israel - Premier Tech 0:24
8 Jumbo-Visma 0:32
9 Groupama - FDJ 0:34
10 BORA - hansgrohe 1:15

Related items

Tour de Romandie: A solid start for Vernon

Tour de Romandie: A solid start for Vernon

26/04/2022 - Race report
Link
Tour de Romandie - stage 2

Tour de Romandie - stage 2

28/04/2022 - Road
Link