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2014 Criterium International Stage 2



Tom Dumoulin won stage 2, the individual time trial, in this year’s Criterium International, after turning in the fastest time along yesterday’s 7 kilometer course around Porto Vecchio.

Yesterday’s stage win marked the Dutch rider’s first professional victory, after beating Australia’s Rohan Dennis and Luxemburg’s Bob Jungels. As a result, the 23-year-old Giant-Shimano rider captured the overall lead of the race as well – with one stage to go.

Despite several notable high place finishes, Dumoulin was still looking for his first pro win. Indeed, the promising young rider finally achieved his goal yesterday after setting a impressive time of 9’07, that would hold up against the next 52 riders.

Dumoulin’s closest rival, was the Australian rider Rohan Dennis, who finished just 3 seconds adrift. Meanwhile, Bob Jungels captured the third spot at 10 seconds off the best time. Among the pre-race favorites, Frenchman Jean-Christophe Peraud took a fourth place finish a further second behind Jungels. 

On the eve of the final stage, Dumoulin leads the race with a 3 second advantage over Dennis, and 8 seconds over Jungels. However, there’s still a lot at stake for the Dutch rider, who admits to being only a fairly good climber, as tomorrow’s stage will face the challenging climb of the Col de l’Ospedale. Furthermore, with the top 20 riders of the GC all within 30 seconds of Dumoulin, the race is still wide open. 

Top 25 Finishers

1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:09:07   2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:03  3 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:10   4 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:11 5 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  6 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp 0:00:14 7 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:16 8 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 9 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne – Seche Environnement 0:00:18   10 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:20 11 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:21 12 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement 0:00:22 13 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement  14 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:00:23 15 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:00:24 16 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 17 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp – Endura 0:00:26 18 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 19 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:27 20 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar     21 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:28   22 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team     23 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp – Endura 0:00:30   24 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing 25 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing

General classification after stage 2

1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 2:16:08   2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:03   3 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:08   4 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:11   5 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  6 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp 0:00:14   7 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:16 8 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  9 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  10 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne – Seche Environnement 0:00:18   11 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:00:21 12 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr  13 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement 0:00:22   14 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement     15 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:00:23  16 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:24 17 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp – Endura 0:00:26   18 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 19 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:27 20 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar 21 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:28 22 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 23 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp – Endura 0:00:30 24 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing  25 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing


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