Planet Sits 6th Overall After Tour de Korea Stage 2

06 June 2016

Race: Tour de Korea, Stage 2

Start/Finish: Gumi / Gunsan, Korea

Distance: 235.2 kilometers

Gunsan, Korea – Team Novo Nordisk’s Charles Planet (FRA) sits 6th overall following Monday’s stage 2 of the Tour de Korea.

The 235.2-km stage, the longest of the race’s 2016 edition, kicked off in Gumi and featured two King of the Mountain classifications with many small ascents along the way. After 20km, four riders, including Planet, managed break free and eventually built a gap of 4:00. Planet rode aggressively and took 2nd at the first KOM and the intermediate sprint to earn valuable G.G. points.  

With 35km to go, the peloton came back together, and teams started to move their sprinters to the front of the bunch. The Team Novo Nordisk squad worked to put Andrea Peron (ITA) into position, but Peron made his move too early be a contender in the final 100m sprint. Chris Opie (ONE Pro Cycling) went to take the win, with Peron finishing best for Team Novo Nordisk at 32nd.

“The guys raced well today,” Team Novo Nordisk Sport Director Massimo Podenzana said. “Charles worked hard to get into the breakaway and did a great job to earn bonus points that moved him to 6th overall.”

General Classification:

  • 1st: Jon Aberasturi (Team UKYO):10:09:25
  • 2nd: Christopher Opie (One Pro Cycling): 0:06
  • 3rd: Brenton Jones (Drapac Professional Cycling): 0:10
  • 4th Joon Yong Seo(KSPO), 0:12
  • 5th: Neil van der Ploeg (Avanti IsoWhey Sport): ,,
  • 6th: Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk): 0:14

Stage 2 Results:

  • 1st: Christopher Opie ( One Pro Cycling): 5:43:11
  • 2nd: Jon Aberasturi (Team UKYO): “
  • 3rd: Neil van der Ploeg (Avanti IsoWhey Sport): “

Team Novo Nordisk Stage 2 Results:

  • 32nd: Andrea Peron
  • 34th: David Lozano
  • 42nd: Charles Planet
  • 52nd: Javier Megias
  • 56th Chris Williams
  • 63rd Corentin Cherhal


(Photo: ©Kim Daebong)

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