Wiggins Wins Tour Of Romandy Second Stage

Last updated : 25 April 2012 By Kev Monks

Bradley Wiggins won the second stage of the Tour Of Romandy in Switzerland today.

Geraint Thomas was in the leader's yellow jersey for the stage which was from Morges to La Chaux-de-Fonds and at 184.5km, the longest stage of the race.

Four men broke away of the peloton which contained Thomas plus his British team-mates Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins in his British Champions jersey, but was without Denis Menchov who had abandoned.

Lotto's Kenny DeHaes took the first sprint of the day before Swiss rider Martin Kohler of BMC made a move with 30kms to go.

He was brought back and Thibaut Pinot of FDJ took over at the front as Thomas dropped back to over a minute down and Wiggins (pictured below) had a mechanical.

Team Sky worked back and everyone was back together with 14kms left. Daniel Navarro was next to go off the front with AG2R's Rinaldo Nocentini and Saur Sojason's Maxime Mederel.

With two kilometres to go, things were scrappy but Bradley Wiggins was at the front.

The Londoner decided to go for the sprint and won it in a time of 4.50.23 ahead of Westra and Tiralongo and gained ten bonus seconds.

Wiggins now leads the race by seven seconds.

















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