Double shot for Kristoff in Germany, Evenepoel leading for 96km – © POOL NICO VEREECKEN – BELGA
Remco Evenepoel has been the great facilitator of this step. Starting 106 km from the finish, the young Belgian was taken back only in the last bump, 9.5 km from the line.
The frantic pace of the peloton to catch Evenepoel had previously been fatal to the leader of the general and winner of the first stage Pascal Ackermann.
The finish was played in the sprint. Kristoff managed to climb Colbrelli, while Lampaert took a nice third place.
"It was very impressive, I was not sure we could come back on him", commented on the line the winner of the day about Remco Evenepoel.
The third and penultimate stage will be played Saturday between Göttingen and Eisenach (189 km).