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SEG Racing’s Alex Peters was second on stage 2 of the Tour of Normandy, Scully 3rd overall

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News – Alex Peters 2nd in Normandy

After stage 2 of the Tour of Normandy won by Dimitri Claeys with Alex Peters second, the overall has been shaken up with Tom Scully in third and Alex Peters in 7th.

The 166 km second stage saw 140 starters racing between Duclair and Elbeuf-sur-Seine. After a controlled stage with an outstanding finale, it was the Belgian Dimitri Claeys (Verandas Willems) who was the big winner of the day because in addition to the victory of the day, he takes the overall lead.

Having heard all the team managers challenge the classification drawn the day before in Forges-les-Eaux by commissiares, not taking into account that some of the riders were caught up in the crash, the general classification was changed. The classification of the stage of the day changed at the start, finishing at the same time all the runners took in the fall that allowed Tom Bohli (BMC Development Team) to be the leader at the start of this stage and not Tom Scully who had been given the leader’s jersey the day before.

Under the leadership of Stef Van Zummeren (Vérands Willems), Koen Bowman (SEG Racing), Michael Northey (Madison Genesis) and Jake Tanner (Team 3M), the break had a lead of up to 3’10 lead at KM 70. It was at this time that the Development Team BMC decided to close the gap.

The quartet worked well but this was not enough since the final circuit of 30 km to cover twice, saw the gap decreasing continuously until the game was over with 25k to go.

Around 20 km from the finish with everything to play for, three riders went on the offensive. Dimitri Claeys (Vérands Willems), Alex Peters (SEG Racing) and Joshua Edmondson (An Post) succeeded in taking time on the peloton. With about twenty seconds lead racing at a speed often around 60 km / h on the flat portions, the trio resisted prosecution the chase.

The final climb was one too many for Josh Edmondson and in the sprint for the stage, Alex Peters wasn’t able to stop Claeys winning the stage and taking the jersey.
1. Dimit Claeys, Verandas
2. Alex Peters, SEG Racing
3. Daniel Hoelgaard, Team Joker

8. Andy Tennant, Team Wiggins
17. Harry Tanfield, JLT Condor
19. Owain Doull, Team Wiggins
39. Ali Slater, AN Post
45. Mark McNally, Madison Genesis
48. Tom Scully, Madison Genesis
59. Erick Rowsell, Madison Genesis
60. Kristian House, JLT Condor
70. Tom Stewart, Madison Genesis
81. Jon Dibben, Team Wiggins
85. Mark Christian, Team Wiggins
89. Ryan Mullen, An Post
92. Tom Moses, JLT Condor
95. Elliott Porter, Team 3M
100. Richard Handley, JLT Condor
103. Michael Cumming, JLY Condor
109. Mike Northey, Madison Genesis
111. Conor Dunne, An Post
116, Josha Edmondson, AN Post
122. Chris Lawless, Team Wiggins
127. Dan Patten, Team Wiggins
130. Ed Clancy, JLT Condor
131. Jake Tanner, 3M
138. Dominic Jelfs, Madison Genesis

Overall
1. Dimit Claeys, Verandas
2. Tom Bohli, BMC
3. Tom Scully, Madison Genesis

7. Alex Peters, SEG Racing

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