Tobias Lund Andresen continued a strong start to the Flanders Tomorrow Tour with an impressive second place on stage two. Having made the decisive selection yesterday, Lund Andresen took the runner’s up spot from a select group of 18 riders.
The stage got off to a fast start with 47 kilometres covered in the first hour of racing. This resulted in very few moves getting much of a gap off the front of the peloton until a strong group of 11 went clear with just over 80 kilometres to race, including Lund Andresen.
The pace remained high behind in the peloton and the gap never broke one minute before eventually being brought back just inside 30 kilometres to go. From here another strong group of 15 riders went clear, to which Lund Andresen bridged across with two others showing he still had plenty left to give.
This group of 18 managed to establish a gap of around 30 seconds in the final 15 kilometres and hold this to the finish. Three riders went clear in the closing three kilometres from which one, Lars Boven of the Jumbo. Visma Development Team, just held off the charge from behind with Lund Andresen leading the way in second on the same time as the stage winner.
On GC, Lund Andresen moves up to 11th overall, 19 seconds down on the race leader.