Tour de Romandie 2014: stage two – five observations

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Swiss rider Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEDGE) is the toast of his home country after making it back-to-back stage victories at the Tour de Romandie.

Having won on a tough, shortened first road stage of the race, Albasini was expected to miss out on the flatter stage two – with the likes of Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) in the hunt for the stage.

Michael Albasini moved into the overall lead courtesy of the time bonus collected on the finish line (pic: Sirotti)

A sedate speed was set for most of the stage, but when the pace was upped at the front it was to the cost of the likes of Kittel, however.

And though he still had the likes of Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) to contend with, Albasini was able to sprint into the yellow jersey.

But what did we learn from the stage? Read our five observations over the following pages, and add your own in the RCUK Forum.

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