The 2nd stage of Tour des Fjords came down to a bunch sprint and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) prevailed to win the stage. Tom Van Asbroeck (Topsport Vlaanderen) came 2nd and Sondre Enger (Team Sparebanken) was the 3rd placed rider. Kristian Sbaragli was again in the mix for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, the Italian sprinted to 8th place. It was not your run of the mil sprint stage for the Team MTN-Qhubeka supporters though as Tsgabu Grmay had everyone on the edge of their seats in a solo breakaway that nearly paid off. Originally the Ethiopian champion was in a break of 4 riders that went clear.
Mathias Frank (IAM) won the queen stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt today and is now in a good position to win the race overall. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ.fr) would finish 2nd on the stage while Leopold Konig (NetApp – Endura) rounded out the podium in 3rd place. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had Louis Meintjes finish as its highest placed rider on the stage today in 25th. Just as in yesterdays stage, riders were greeted with consistent rainfall throughout the stage. The early racing saw Biel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale), Sam Bennett (NetApp Endura), Christian Meier (Orica Greenedge) and Anthony Delaplace (FDJ.fr) escape from the peloton and forge.