Miguel Angel Lopez holds off Froome and Co to take Stage 2 win
Miguel Angel Lopez held off Thibaut Pinot, Ivan Sosa and Chris Froome to win Stage 2 of the Tour of the Alps after a gruelling climb.
All four riders were involved in a late tussle for the line, with the Colombian clinging on over the final metres to come out on top.
The victory was the second for the Astana team, with Pello Bilbao taking the opening day with a well-timed attack 5km from the line.
The result means that Sosa moves into the race lead, six seconds ahead of Pinot and Lopez.
STAGE TWO RESULT
1. Miguel Angel Lopez ,(COL), Astana Pro Team - 3:56:30
2. Thibaut Pinot, (FRA), FDJ
3. Ivan Sosa, (COL), Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
4. Chris Froome, (GBR), Team Sky
6. Giulio Ciccone, (ITA), Bardiani CSF
7. Jan Hirt, (CZE), Astana Pro Team
8. Ben O’Connor, (AUS), Dimension Data
9. Ben Hermans, (BEL), Israel Cycling Academy
1. Ivan Sosa, (COL), Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA), FDJ, 0:00:06
3. Miguel Angel Lopez, (COL), Astana Pro Team