Eduard Grosu (Nippo Vini Fantini Europa Ovini) Wednesday go out first, beaten in the second stage of the Tour of Croatia (cat. 2.BC). The 25-year-old Romanian showed himself after 234,5 km from Karlovac to Zadar, the fastest in the sprint. He kept the Italians Giacomo Nizzolo and Ricardo Minali for. Grosu is also the new leader, with eight seconds ahead of Nizzolo.
After a lot of attack attempts succeeded five riders managed to drive away from the pack. Fabian Lienhard, Riccardo Stacchiotti, Deni Banicek, Jon Bozic and Guy Sagiv reason, a maximum of five minutes bonus to each other in a stage that already by the bad weather was ravaged. The peloton broke into pieces but still would be for the finale really blows away the edges come together again. Due to the bad weather, fierce gusts of wind, the course was neutralised on the second climb of the day and in the descent.
After the breakaway had been caught, tried Peter King the only. He would fight on 16 kilometers to see end. Despite a late attack by our countryman Ludwig Winter, with Charles Planet and what later Matej Mohoric, there was a sprint for the victory. Niccolo Bonifazio, the winner of Tuesday came in the sprintvoorbereiding fall. More luck had Grosu, his first victory of the season, should celebrate.