April 18, 2018
Sosa leads after two stages at the Tour of the Alps
Consistency has paid off for Ivan Ramiro Sosa (Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia) as back to back third spots translates into the race lead.
Stage two went to Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez who held off Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) on the ferocious climb to Fiemme/Alpe di Pampeago. It's back to back wins form Astana after Pello Bilbao took stage one head of teammate luis Leon Snachez.
With the final two kilometres rearing up to 14% and 10.7% respectively the peloton was shredded by the pace. In fourth spot behind Sosa was Sky's Chris Froome digging deep in a quest for form ahead of the Giro d'Italia next month.
Sosa leads the GC by six seconds from Thibaut, with Lopez third on the same time and Froome fourth 16 seconds down.
Video Highlights of Stage 2 (Copyright Tour of the Alps)