Dennis warns his rivals in Innervillgraten

After a hard-fought shortened stage due to bad weather conditions, BMC’s Aussie outsprinted the group with all the main favourites

Rohan Dennis (BMC) claimed a shortened Tour of the Alps’ stage 2, whose distance was reduced to 140,2 km after the start was moved from Innsbruck (Austria) to Vipiteno (Italy), due to the bad weather conditions, on Tuesday April 18th. On the final ascent, the group with the main favourites caught the three escapees – Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-Csf), Mikel Landa Meana (Team Sky) and Damiano Caruso (BMC) – and launched the reduced sprint won by Dennis. Thanks to second spot and the finish line bonus, Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) took over the overall leadership. Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec’s Davide Ballerini was third.

STAGE RESULTS

1. Rohan Dennis (BMC), 3h 20’13”, abb. 10”
2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), bonus 6”
3. Davide Ballerini (Androni-Sidermec), bonus 4”
4. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)
5. Eduard Prades (Caja Rural)

OFFICIAL GC

1. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

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