Sivakov, another Sky, wins the second stage and becomes leader

The Russian Pavel Sivakov (Sky) achieved his first professional victory, beating Jan Hirt (Astana) in the second stage of the Tour of the Alps.


The Russian Pavel Sivakov (Sky) has achieved his first professional victory on Tuesday, beating Jan Hirt (Astana) in the second stage of the Tour of the Alps, between Reith im Alpbachtal and Schenna, 178.7 km, also getting as a new leader.

The 21-year-old Russian, born however in the Italian San Donna di Paive, managed a time of 4h.58: 17 to win a group of eight riders in which Fausto Masnada (Androni-Sidermec) He started an attack 3.5 km from the finish line and Sivakov responded quickly.

For his part, Hirt, winner of the first stage, made a considerable effort to reach the Russian in the absence of 1.7 km, reaching the finish line. 4 seconds of the winner. Mattia Cattaneo came in third place 17 seconds behind Sivakov, just ahead of his teammate Fausto Masnada.

After this stage in Schenna, in the general classification of the Tour of the Alps, Sivakov stands with an advantage of eight seconds on Hirt, while Cattaneo is third at 33 seconds. In ninth place in this second stage came the Spaniard Pello Bilbao López (Astana), who placed eighth in the general tour, 53 seconds behind the leader.

This Wednesday the third stage will be played, between Salurn / Salorno and Baselga di Pinè , of 106.3 km.

- Classification of the stage:

.1. Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky 4: 58: 17

.2. Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team to 0

4

.3. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec to 17

.4. Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec to 22

.5. Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida to 29

.9. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team to 44

.- General classification:

.1. Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky 8: 28: 55

.2. Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team to 08

.3. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec to 33

.4. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe to 39

.5. Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida m.t

.8. Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana to 53.



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