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Chad Beyer successfully held onto the sprints jersey for another day. (Tim de Waele.)
Chad Beyer successfully held onto the sprints jersey for another day. (Tim de Waele.)

Tour de Romandie, Stage 2: Beyer Still In Green

29. April 2010

Fribourg, Switzerland

BMC Racing Team’s Chad Beyer increased his lead in the sprint classification at the Tour de Romandie Thursday while Steve Morabito went on the attack in the closing kilometers of Stage 2.

‘Happy Where My Form Is’
Beyer earned points toward the green jersey while riding in a four-man break for more than 100 kilometers. His four-man group gained a lead of 4:55 halfway through the 171 km stage before being caught with 30 km to go. Beyer said he was intent on hanging onto his lead. “So the best way for me to do that was go in the break away again,” he said. “I didn't really think I would be able to do it. Making the breaks takes pretty good legs and a lot of luck, but I saw the move go and went right with it. I was surprised it worked out again. I'm a little tired now, but happy with where my form is. I'm just out there having a good time.”

Two In The Top 12 On The Day
Within 15 km of the finish, BMC Racing Team’s Steve Morabito had a go of it. But his five-man escape was also swept up and Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) won the stage. The BMC Racing Team placed two in the top 12: Danilo Wyss (seventh) and Alex Moos (11th).  “It was a very good day for us,” BMC Racing Team Assistant Director René Savary said. “Chad rode well to keep his green jersey while Steve put in a good attack late. Though it wasn’t successful, it shows he is on good form.”