"It was not an easy day - he continued - the road was wet at times and this also explains the many falls. To avoid them we choose to stay always in the first positions of the group and this has allowed us to not take too many risks. "
The second stage of the Tour de Suisse was won in the sprint by world champion the Slovak Peter Sagan; while the Belgian Jurgen Roelandts is the new leader of the Swiss race.
Tomorrow the third stage of 192 km takes the cyclists from Grosswangen to Rheinfelden, where the peloton will have to complete two additional circuits. From Grosswangen to the border with Germany, there are a total of six two and category three climbs on the program.
"I'm expecting, like today, a nervous race - added Stangelj - that could end with a narrow sprint for a little bunch".