Fabian Lienhard maintains GC position in Brittany26. April 2016, Louisfert (FRA) — Development Team
On the longest stage of the Tour de Bretagne, the peloton set a fast pace over the full 204.1km course to set up a second consecutive bunch sprint.
Boris Vallee (Fortuneo Vital Concept) took the win stage two in the final sprint as the peloton, which featured all six BMC Development Team riders, came storming home.
Fabian Lienhard maintained his second place on the General Classification, four seconds behind race leader Frantisek Sisr (Klein Constantina), while the BMC Development Team is now leading the team classification.
Reaction from inside the team car
Klaas Lodewyck, Sport Director: “The team set Bram [Welten] up with a good position for the sprint but in the end he was blocked out so couldn’t challenge for the win. That was a little frustrating but it was still a good day for us because Patrick [Müller], who was involved in a crash yesterday, was able to finish the race with the rest of the pack and Fabian didn't lose time on the GC and he is feeling good and is looking strong.”
“I am feeling really positive about how the team has been riding over the first two stages in Brittany and we can only do better and continue to challenge for stage wins.”
Tour de Bretagne (UCI 2.2)
Stage 2: Belz > Louisfert, 204.1km
Top 3: 1. Boris Vallee (Fortuneo Vital Concept) 2. Jereon Meijers (Rabobank Development Team) 3. Edward Planckaert (Lotto Soudal U23)