Dylan Groenewegen wins second stage in a row at Paris-Nice
Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) made it two sprint victories in a row at Paris-Nice
The race to the sun headed today from Les Béviaires over 165km to Bellegarde and ended with another flat finish. In theory it was a day for the sprinters, but with crosswinds expected and overall cold and rainy weather conditions, everybody knew already in the morning that it would be a tough day in the saddle.
Like yesterday, the race split into several groups, with constantly changing race situations and echelons.
On the final lap of the day, seven riders distanced themselves from the leading group to fight for the stage win.
Behind them the first two reduced fields regrouped to finish the stage.
Dylan Groenwegen defended his yellow jersey with another stage win.
VIDEO: 2019 Paris-Nice Stage 2 Final Kilometre
2019 Paris-Nice Stage 2 Results Top 10
1 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 3:14:04
2 Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
4 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott
5 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
6 Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
7 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky
8 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:05
9 André Greipel (Ger) Arkéa Samsic
10 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
2019 Paris-Nice GC after Stage 2
1 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 6:31:19
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 0:00:12
3 Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:00:13
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:16
5 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky 0:00:19
6 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:20
7 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:22
8 Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:23
9 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:23
10 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:24