Andreas Leknessund wins stage two of the Tour de Suisse - before Alberto Bettiol's misinformed celebration

Andreas Leknessund takes impressive solo victory in Aesch

Andreas Leknessund wins stage 2 tour de suisse
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Andreas Leknessund of Team DSM took a superb solo victory in stage two of the Tour de Suisse, though crowds enjoyed an extra celebration, as Alberto Bettiol (EF Education Easy-Post) seemingly didn't realise he was racing in the bunch kick for second place. 

The young Norwegian rider Leknessund was the strongest of the leading breakaway throughout the day and was able to accelerate away on the final climb, the category two Challpass, to take his first WorldTour win. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

When not writing news scoops from the WorldTour, or covering stories from elsewhere in the domestic professional scene, he reports on goings on at bike shops up and down the UK, where he is based when not out on the road at races. He has also appeared on the Radio Cycling podcast.