Video highlights of stage two as Nacer Bouhanni sprinted to victory and Peter Kennaugh retained the yellow jersey

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) was the best of the quick men on the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, a result that, along with the allocation of time bonuses, meant that Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) retained the yellow leader’s jersey.

Despite the ascent of a category one climb earlier in the stage, the race was all together as the pack closed in on the finish line at Villars-les-Dombes. Bouhanni came out on top from what looked like a very scrappy sprint, with Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r) in second and Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) in third.

>>> Peter Kennaugh retains Critérium du Dauphiné lead after stage two

Victory or second place could have given Modolo enough bonus seconds to take the leader’s jersey, but he fell short of this aim and allowed Manxman Kennaugh to retain the yellow going into Tuesday’s stage three.

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage two of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné. Photo: Graham Watson

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage two of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné. Photo: Graham Watson

Results

Critérium du Dauphiné 2015, stage two: Le Bourget-du-Lac to Villars-les-Dombes, 173km

1. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis
2. Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r
3. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN-Qhubeka
5. Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha
6. Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
7. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge
8. Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Garmin
9. Yannick Martinez (Fra) Europcar
10 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Giant-Alpecin all same time
Other
26. Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky at same time

Overall classification after stage two

1. Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
2. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida at 2 secs
3. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis at 2 secs
4. Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r at 6 secs
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN-Qhubeka at 8 secs
6. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto-Soudal at 12 secs
7. Yannick Martinez (Fra) Europcar at 12 secs
8. Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo at 12 secs
9. Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Garmin at 12 secs
10. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx-QuickStep at 12 secs