- It was a very hard race today for us. We started with confidence but with 35 kilometer to go we couldn’t make it in the first group. At the end it was not a good day, let’s hope for a better one tomorrow,- said sport director Bruno Cenghialta after the finish.
In the first part of the race, Hugo Houle was part of a breakaway of 5 riders. But on the hardest climbs of the day they got caught and a new group was created that was able to stay in the front. They made it to the finish line, with Javier Moreno as the stage winner and the new leader at Tour de l’Ain. The first rider of Astana Pro Team to cross the finish line was Yevgeniy Gidich (25th).
Tomorrow is the final day of Tour de l’Ain, Stage 3. The start is in Lélex Monts-Jura and the finish at Col de la Faucille after 133.3km of racing.
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