The second stage of the Saudi Tour looked set for another triumph from Dylan Groenewegen, however he was surprised today as Jonathan Milan powered through to take what may be the biggest win of his career so far.
It was another harsh ray of racing in the desert, with no riders having big urges to head into the day's breakaway and a peloton circulating through the strong heat and strong wind, with complicated roads inbetween.
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The finale was once again very tense with echelons at several points, however the brief periods of headwind saw the race compact towards the end. A bunch sprint was inevitable, however without some of the main figures such as Dusan Rajovic and Pascal Ackermann.
The crosswind in the final sprint had Jayco AlUla in perfect position in the leadout. However the Dutchman was not the first man to launch the sprint, Jonathan Milan antecipated the move and then kept an extremely high wattage all the way into the line and managed to take a brilliant win. Groenewegen and Cees Bol took the remaining spots in the podium.
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