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Tour of Austria: Another Top 20 place for Paterski

Maciej Paterski finished in 12th place on Stage 2 of Austria Tour. It ended with a mass sprint on the winding roads in Grieskirchen and David John Tanner (IAM Cycling) was the first man on the line. 

The “riders in orange” didn’t make the day’s main breakaway. Those who managed to do so where Matthias Krizek (Felbermayr Simplon Wels) and Michael Taferner (WSA-Greenlife). The peloton let them gain 6,5-minute of advantage. Later, on one of the climbs, Krizek left his fellow escapee behind and took off solo.

The bunch started the chase early and despite aggressive ride by Felbermayr Simplon Wels rider, he was caught with 35 kilometers to go. After neutralizing that move numerous runners tried to break clear. Among them there were Alexis Gougeard (Ag2r La Mondiale), Christian Mager (Cult Energy), Felix Grosschartner (Felbermayr Simplon Wels), Jan Tratnik (Amplatz – BMC), Ben King (Cannondale – Garmin), Quentin Jauregui (Ag2r La Mondiale), or Marc De Maar (Roompot Oranje Peloton). They were all brought back in and the stage was decided in a group sprint.

David John Tanner (IAM Cycling) powered to victory on the narrow and twisty roads. He outsprinted, with solid margin, Clément Venturini (Cofidis) and Peter Kusztor (Amplatz – BMC). Maciej Paterski came in in 12th place.