Team NetApp finishes day two of the Giro d'Italia with two riders in the top 15
In the second stage of the Giro d'Italia two of NetApp's riders sprinted into the top 15. After 206 kilometers, Timon Seubert and Matthias Brändle crossed the finish line in Herning in 11th and 14th place. Sprinter Daniel Schorn suffered a defect 4.5 kilometers before the finish line, thus eliminating him from a top finish. Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) was the day's victor, while Matthew Goss (Orica GreenEdge) and Geoffrey Soupe (FDJ-Big Mat) finished in second and third place. Taylor Phinney (BMC) continues to hold the lead in the general classification.
"Up until the finishing stretch everything went according to plan. We wanted to focus on larger breakaway groups. In the end the peloton fell behind a three-man lead group, but that posed no danger. After catching up to the breakaway riders, we prepared the sprint for Daniel Schorn. Unfortunately he had a defect. That kind of thing can happen, but it is naturally upsetting. Timon Seubert and Matthias Brändle did their best in the final stretch, but Daniel certainly could have gotten more out of it," said Sport Director Enrico Poitschke, commenting on the race.
Tomorrow's third stage will take the peloton 190 kilometers through the eastern part of Jutland. The race will start and finish in Horsens. The route consists of three circuits – one lap around the first two and three laps around the third. "Tomorrow a fast final stretch awaits us – the 14.6-kilometer final lap goes through the city on wide roads," Poitschke said.
stage 2, 6 May: Herning - Herning 206 km
stage 3, 7 May: Horsens - Horsens, 190 km
stage 4, 9 May: TTT Verona - Verona, 33.2 km
stage 5, 10 May: Modena - Fano, 209 km
stage 6, 11 May: Urbino - Porto Sant’Elpidio, 210 km
stage 7, 12 May: Recanati - Rocca di Cambio, 205 km
stage 8, 13 May: Sulmona - Lago Laceno, 229 km
stage 9, 14 May: San Giorgio del Sannio - Frosinone, 166 km
stage 10, 15 May: Civitavecchia - Assisi, 186 km
stage 11, 16 May: Assisi - Montecatini Terme, 255 km
stage 12, 17 May: Seravezza - Sestri Levante, 155 km
stage 13, 18 May: Savona - Cervere, 121 km
stage 14, 19 May: Cherasco - Cervinia, 206 km
stage 15, 20 May: Busto Arsizio - Lecco/Piani dei Resinelli, 169 km
stage 16, 22 May: Limone sul Garda - Falzes/Pfalzen, 173 km
stage 17, 23 May: Falzes/Pfalzen - Cortina d’Ampezzo, 186 km
stage 18, 24 May: San Vito di Cadore - Vedelago, 149 km
stage 19, 25 May: Treviso - Alpe di Pampeago/Val di Fiemme, 198 km
stage 20, 26 May: Caldes/Val di Sole - Passo dello Stelvio, 219 km
stage 21, 27 May: ITT Milano - Milano, 30.1 km