Bulle - Switzerland's Stefan Kung battled wintery conditions
to claim Thursday's shortened second stage of the Tour de Romandie as Italian
Fabio Felline remained in the lead.
BMC rider Kung beat Ukrainian Andrey Grivko in a sprint
finish to win stage two of the race for the second time in three years.
Kung and Grivko finished just ahead of the chasing peloton
after the pair were the two lone survivors of a four-man breakaway that held a
six-minute lead at one point.
Originally due to begin in Champery and cover just over
160km, the stage instead began in Aigle and was reduced to 136.5km with a
potentially treacherous descent removed due to chilly temperatures and
Felline, who won Tuesday's prologue, stayed eight seconds
clear of German Maximilian Schachmann and Jesus Herrada of Spain.
Twice former champion Chris Froome is 36th but only 29
seconds off the lead ahead of Friday's flat 187km stage around Payerne in
The race ends on Sunday with an 18.3km individual time-trial.