Team Santic-UKYO- SAUDI TOUR 2023
SAUDI TOUR 2nd stage, the course was 184km in a large U-shape in the vast desert.
A slight tailwind from the right rear is expected in the first half, and a crosswind in the middle and a headwind in the second half will make a big difference.
It has become a race that is expected to move. JCL TEAM UKYO has no time difference with the top of the 1st stage.
Since the sprint point is close, it is a high-speed development that extends the lead at once.
As a result, Euskadi's Asparen and Ishibashi were two players with this poi.
By passing the point, the peloton allowed to escape, and the time gap widened to 4 minutes at a stretch.
Despite suffering from crosswinds exceeding 8m/s, the two of them cooperated to maintain a speed of nearly 60km/h and continued running.
The peloton rushes towards the goal at the last 20km, but with strong crosswinds, the pace becomes unstable and a crash occurs.
Raw, Takeyama could not avoid a crash, and received damage enough to damage his helmet and motorcycle.
Forced into retirement. Meanwhile, the Proton is the hub of the World Tour team Train.
iPace's numbers will be reduced to around 40. Catching up with their top speed, Raymond came in 22nd in the sprint for the goal.