Team Sunweb’s Phil Bauhaus sprinted to 4th place whilst Mike Teunissen rolled home in 6th after a hectic final to Paris-Nice’s second stage.
The second stage of action at Paris-Nice got underway today with a 187 kilometre route between Orsonville and Vierzon. The day got off to a slow start, with the wind causing a lapse in speed through the majority of the race. It wasn’t until kilometre 94 that six riders managed to snap the elastic, with two of the riders continuing to re-open a three minute gap after four rejoined the bunch. The chase became organised with 40 kilometres to go and the duo up the road were eventually reeled in with four kilometres to go. As teams fought for position at the front of the bunch, Team Sunweb brought sprinter Phil Bauhaus up to the front to duke it out in the sprint. As Phil sprinted to 4th place, Mike Teunissen was close behind finishing in 6th.
After the stage Phil said: “Today was a really controlled day. The final was really crazy and fast but the team did a good job to position the lead-out train with Roy, Mike and Eddie. It was really hard to stay together because it was quite hectic but Roy did an excellent job to position us. I lost Mike’s wheel unfortunately, and just came back for the sprint. 4th was the maximum for me today but we can be happy with that.”