Impey takes overall lead at Criterium du Dauphine
BELLEVILLE, France (AP) — Pascal Ackermann won the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in a sprint on Tuesday, while Daryl Impey claimed the overall lead thanks to a time bonus.
Previous leader Michal Kwiatkowski crashed toward the end of the 181-kilometer hilly trek across the vineyards of the Beaujolais region between Montbrison and Belleville.
It was Ackermann’s second professional victory after he claimed a stage win at the Tour of Romandie earlier this season.
Impey finished the stage in third position and has a two-second lead over Kwiatkowski in the general classification.
The 24-year-old Ackermann won the sprint ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen while Kwiatkowski crashed on a roundabout with two kilometers left.
Wednesday’s third stage is a 35-kilometer time trial.