Greipel (OLO) takes back-to-back sprint victories in the eve of the race’s hardest stage, over the typical Ardennes hills. Fran Pérez heads back to Spain this evening for surgery
The 7th edition of the Eneco Tour keeps relentlessly passing and today, during the second road stage, saw a repetition of yesterday’s story with a second triumph by German André Greipel (OLO). The fastman from Rostock beat Farrar (GRM) and Boasson Hagen (SKY) to confirm his dominance in a race still commanded by American Taylor Phinney (BMC). Fortunately, Movistar Team could avoid the crashes suffered yesterday and keeps six riders on course after the withdrawals by Rubén Plaza and Fran Pérez on Tuesday. The Spaniard will be heading back into Spain this evening in order to go through checks so as to know if he will undergo surgery to repair the fracture in his right collarbone, following the crash occurred with 40 kilometers from the finish in a crazy finale yesterday. Tomorrow, the Eneco Tour’s hardest stage will cover 181 kilometers from Heers to Andenne, with a dozen of the typical ‘hellingen’ in the Ardennes classics, the latter two in the final 6k.