Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors), the second stage in the Tour of Germany (2.1) won. He took it after 196 km from Bonn to Trier in a sprint with four. Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) was second, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) had to settle with a third place. Schachmann takes the leader’s jersey from his teammate and Colombian Alvaro Hodeg.
The second stage in the Tour of Germany began without crowd-Marcel Kittel. The German ended yesterday as 109de in the sprint, again a disappointing result and would be the start not take the second ride due to illness. He will do a full check-up, because the sprinter has been all season, a shadow of himself and knew only two times to cheer.
The peloton didn’t let his heart come early in the contest was an early flight with four riders: Gaetan Pons, John Mandrysch, Patrick Haller and Etienne van Empel. Up they rode five minutes bonus with each other, in the pack was the Quick-Step Floors that the command took.
On the hilly trails were the escapees at about 40 km from the end, on the third climb of the day by a front of the peloton containing the favorites for the gold. It was Dumoulin that are located on the same climb as the first touched, he saw Bardet and Mohoric join, but the peloton let them not go and came along with them over the top. In the descent gave Luke Rowe and Scott Davies their opportunity. They would later be joined by a few others, but that group is not to end uitzingen. The decision fell on the last climb, the Petrisberg, a short, but steep slope, 8 km from the end. Geraint Thomas had to solve, it was Bardet things did explode, but eventually the game would be in the descent to be played.
Dumoulin demolition, together with Schachmann, only in the slotkilometers would also Mohoric and Politt connect. In the sprint it was Schachmann who ultimately achieved. With Pieter Vanspeybrouck (sixth) and Frederik Backaert (seventh) ended two Belgians in the top ten.
For the 24-year-old Schachmann is the third profzege. Previously, he won this year a stage in the Giro and in the Tour of Catalonia. He is the new leader with four counts bonus on Mohoric and Dumoulin. The German delivers Quick Step Floors, the 57th victory of the season. Schachmann is the end of contract with the team of Lefevere and his price tag will not be decreased after this stage.