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Tour de l'Ain (2) : Napolitano sprints top 8

Tour de l'Ain (2) : Napolitano sprints top 8

In the second stage of Tour de l’Ain (2.1, 08-12/08) our Italian Danilo Napolitano showed his fast legs once more. Three riders broke away quite soon, but the sprinter teams controlled the stage between Ambérieu-en-Bugey and Saint-Vulbas. After a dangerous sprint Nacer Bouhanni was the fastest. Danilo Napolitano (36) sprinted to a strong 8th spot. The general classification remains unchanged. On Friday the first mountain stage with four cols is on the program. The riders have to conquer Côte d’Ordonnaz (906m), Col de Ballon (950m) and Col du Berthiand (787m) before Côte de Ceyssiat (688m) in the final.

Results Stage 2 (Ambérieu-en-Bugey - Saint-Vulbas)

1. Nacer Bouhanni 
2. Samuel Dumoulin
3. Maxime Daniel
8. Danilo Napolitano
26. Fabien Doubey
28. Marco Minnaard
34. Guillaume Martin
41. Guillaume Levarlet
54. Thomas Degand

General classification after 2 stages

1. Nacer Bouhanni
2. Juan José Lobato + 0:04
3. Johan Le Bon + 0:10
37. Guillaume Martin + 0:25
43. Thomas Degand + 0:27
45. Marco Minnaard + 0:28
51. Fabien Doubey + 0:30
68. Guillaume Levarlet + 0:39
79. Danilo Napolitano + 1:03

Picture : Tour de l’Ain