The 2nd stage of the Tour d’ Azerbaidjan would again be totally dominated the extreme wind that blew the race to pieces. Primoz Roglic (Adria Mobil) was the rider who would reign supreme though, taking out the stage win ahead of his break away companion William Clarke (Drapac). Rafael Andriato (Neri Sottoli) would win the sprint from the reduced lead group to take 3rd. Roglic and Clarke would jump away from a lead group of only 28 riders with around 70km’s race and were quickly able to open up a meaningful gap. The peloton was broken up into numerous small groups along the road and.
Arnaud Demare (FDJ.fr) made it two out of two when he won his second consecutive stage at the 4 Jours de Dunkerque today. Demare beat Jonas Alhstrand (Giant-Shimano) into 2nd with Tom van Asbroeck (Topsport-Vlaanderen) taking 3rd place. Gerald Ciolek was again the highest placed rider for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, the German sprinted to 11th place on the stage. Once again the weather made sure it would not be a conventional day of racing which would normally see an all day break being reeled in just before the finish. The howling wind and pouring rain coupled with 3 cobbled sectors ensured the peloton was battered.