Philipe Gilbert (Quickstep-Floors) won the 2nd stage of the Tour de Suisse in a messy sprint finale from Patrick Bevin (Cannondale-Drapac) and Anthony Roux (FDJ). Stefun Kung (BMC Racing) is the new overall race leader. The 2nd stage of the Tour de Suisse saw riders take on 5 laps of a tough circuit in Cham. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka went on the attack in the opening kilometers as our South African Nic Dougall jumped into the early break of the day with 4 other riders. Dougall and co. were able to ride to a 5-minute lead and our crafty South African had his eye.
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) won the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine and the general classification from Richie Porte (BMC Racing) by just 10 seconds. Dan Martin (Quickstep-Floors) finished 2nd on the stage with Louis Meintjes (UAE Emirates) taking 3rd place. The final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine was contested over just 115km but as the saying goes, dynamite comes in small packages and today, the race certainly blew to pieces on the 4 categorised climbs. Initially our African Team was looking to send some riders up the road, hoping the peloton would let them go. Ben O’Connor and Edvald Boasson Hagen were both.