Another breakaway escape for Lampier prove fruitful as the Cornish man take 5th on stage 2.
“The profile of stage 2 suited me better today & I wanted another shot at the breakaway move after yesterday.
It’s a shame in some ways that I had yesterday efforts in my legs. Really happy to take 5th after two big days on the bike.”
Take a look at the images from Stage 2 by Con Chronis:
Recap of the stage
Lampier was part of a 10 man group which included Team Sky’s Luke Rowe. The group shrunk to six as the pace of the escapees increase in the final kilometres. Luke Rowe hit out for a long range attack to take the stage win.
Behind, the reduced bunch of 30 riders including Ian Bibby and Edmund Bradbury rode for the line. Bibby sprinted for 9th place on the stage and retains his general classification placing.
Stage 1 Result
1. Luke ROWE (SKY)
2. Conor Dunne (ABS) at 33 seconds
3. Tanner Putt (UHC) at 56 seconds
4. Robbie Hucker (ISW) at 57 seconds
5. Steve Lampier (JLT) at 57 seconds
6. Cameron Meyer (AUS) at 1min 12 seconds
7. Martijn TUSVELD (RNL) at 1min 17 seconds
8. Janier Alexis ACEVEDO CALLE (UHC) at 1 min 17 seconds
9. Ian BIBBY (JLT) at 1min 17 seconds
10. Lucas HAMILTON (AUS) at 1 min 17 seconds
General Classification at stage 2
1. Damien Howson (ORS) – 8 hour 46 mins
2. Jai Hinley (AUS) at 38 seconds
3. Kenny Elissonde (Sky) at 53 seconds
4. Cameron MEYER (AUS) at 1 min 8 seconds
5. Michael STORER (AUS) at 1 min 10 seconds
6. Christopher FROOME (SKY) at 1 min 12 seconds
7. Lucas HAMILTON (AUS) at 1 min 13 seconds
8. Nathan EARLE (AUS) at 1 min 15 seconds
9. Esteban CHAVES (ORS) at min 15 seconds
10. Timothy ROE (IWS) at 1 min 17 seconds
11. Ian Bibby (JLT) at 1 min 26 seconds
13. Edmund Bradbury (JLT) at 1 min 35 seconds