"It was a fast time trial - said sport director Paul Slongo - and we were not far away from the specialists. Indeed, the overall result gives us hope for the next Friday TTT. "
"Too bad for Dmitry Gruzdev - he added - he was doing a good time but unfortunately he had a flat tire with only a kilometer to the finish."
On the Breda’s roads the Australian cronomen Rohan Dennis won the ITT, with Andry Grivko, 19th, best rider of Astana Pro Team.
Tomorrow's third stage from Blankenberge to Ardooie of 186 km. It is entirely in the Belgian Flanders; only pitfall of a stage for sprinters the coast wind.