Tour de Romandie Stage 2: Hectic Bunch Sprint
Serge Pauwels was the top finisher for Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team in a hectic bunch sprint at the 146km Tour de Romandie Stage 2, where the peloton was spread out across the road preparing until the final couple of kilometers.
Christian Meier (GreenEDGE) and Lars Back stayed away until 26km remained, but a counter from Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) and Fabrice Jeandebosz (SAU) left the peloton chasing. However, the peloton caught the two riders on a steep climb, while many in the peloton dropped off the back.
Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) won the sprint, with Rui Costa (Movistar) taking second and Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) placing 3rd. Pauwels was 36th in the bunch sprint. Bradley Wiggins remains in the leader's jersey.