Given those sharp bends on the course, a crash was inevitable. On the 1km bend, the narrow road caused the bunching of riders. You got to love the burst at the end by Cees Bol. The flat course was made for the sprints. Michael Matthews who came in third took the overall lead from stage 1 winner Sam Bennett. Cycling is more like chess , riders have the strategic goal in mind. You could see the front runners in the final peloton having a look over their shoulders to see where Sam is(He finished fifth).

Top 10, stage 2

1 BOL Cees (Team DSM) 4:27:59
2 PEDERSEN Mads (Trek – Segafredo)
3 MATTHEWS Michael (Team BikeExchange)
4 COQUARD Bryan (B&B Hotels p/b KTM)
5 BENNETT Sam (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
6 DEGENKOLB John (Lotto Soudal)
7 ACKERMANN Pascal (BORA – hansgrohe)
8 BAUHAUS Phil (Bahrain – Victorious)
9 PHILIPSEN Jasper (Alpecin-Fenix)
10 BARBIER Rudy (Israel Start-Up Nation)

Top 10, Overall

1 MATTHEWS Michael (Team BikeExchange) 8:19:23
2 PEDERSEN Mads (Trek – Segafredo) 0:04
3 BENNETT Sam (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
4 BOL Cees (Team DSM)
5 DÉMARE Arnaud (Groupama – FDJ) 0:08
6 GREIPEL André (Israel Start-Up Nation) 0:11
7 BENOOT Tiesj (Team DSM) 0:12
8 VERMEERSCH Florian (Lotto Soudal)
9 STUYVEN Jasper (Trek – Segafredo) 0:13
10 SWIFT Ben (INEOS Grenadiers)

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