Stefan Küng (BMC Racing Team) gave the race's Swiss hosts a native winner on a snowy stage 2 of the Tour de Romandie. The 23-year-old out-powered Astana's Andriy Grivko from the remains of the day's four-man breakaway.
Küng drove the pace in the breakaway on a stage that was shortened by 22.3km, leaving just 136.5km from Aigle to Bulle, together with Grivko, Frederik Veuchelen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Sander Armée (Lotto Soudal), the latter of which collected enough mountain points to take the lead of that classification.
Trek-Segafredo was charged with setting the pace in the peloton to protect the race lead of Fabio Felline, but a frozen bunch had little interest in helping. The balance swung in favour of the escapees, and the peloton missed making the catch by 20 seconds.
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