Tour de Wallonie: Meersman new leader after finishing 2nd again
OPQS rider Gianni Meersman finished 2nd for the second day in a row. In the second stage of the Tour de Wallonie he was beaten by Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek), but that was enough to take over the overall lead.
Just as in the first stage the day`s breakaway animated a large part of the stage. The opened up a maximum lead of 7 minutes and 45 seconds. The peloton didn`t panic and closed the gap slowly. With 18 kilometres to go all was back together just before the final intermediate sprint, which was won by Meersman.
In the final sprint Nizzolo outsprinted Meersman, who finished 2nd just like yesterday. After the stage Meersman was rewarded with the yellow leaders jersey.