'So Far, So Good' For Van Avermaet At Tour De Suisse

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

Greg Van Avermaet sprinted to eighth place on stage 2 at the Tour de Suisse , following BMC Racing 's opening stage victory in the team time trial. The Belgian now sits second in the general classification, with teammate Stefan Küng still in yellow. On paper stage 2 looked to be one of the easier opportunities for the rich depth of sprinters at the race, but the last lap of four in Frauenfeld was torn to pieces by Bora-Hansgrohe on the final climb. Potential stage winners Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort (Astana Pro Team) were all dropped in the late accelerations but Van Avermaet managed to stay on for the final selection. "They said it was the easiest day of Tour de Suisse so I'm wondering what the other days are going to be like, [it was] a pretty hard day," ...

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