Swift fourth in German sprint

30 Aug 2019

Swift fourth in German sprint

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Deutschland Tour - Stage two: Marburg › Göttingen, 202km

Ben Swift sprinted to fourth place on day two of the Deutschland Tour after an active day for Team INEOS.

The British champ narrowly missed out on a top-three finish in Göttingen, with Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) taking the win.

Both Luke Rowe and latterly Geraint Thomas put in a large amount of work to help chase down the solo attack of Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step). The young Belgian was eventually reeled in on the finishing circuit.

Pavel Sivakov was very attentive to attacks on the day, following a number of moves. A high pace saw overnight leader Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) distanced.

Swift is the best-placed INEOS rider on the GC, sitting 10th, 16 seconds back on Kristoff, with teammate Jhonatan Narvaez sharing the same time.

Stage two result:

1. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) 4:21:04
2. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) s.t.
3. Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)
4. Ben Swift (Team INEOS)
5. Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

Overall standings:

1. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) 8:10:18
2. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) +10"
3. Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +12"
4. Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) +13"
5. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) +14"
10. Ben Swift (Team INEOS) +16"
17. Jhonatan Narvaez (Team INEOS) s.t.

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