Marc Sarreau took his second stage win at the Tour Poitou-Charentes with yet another strong sprint victory.
In the small streets of Vars, Sarreau was the strongest after 195 km of racing and beat Pierre Barbier and Edward Theuns to take also the second stage. This way, Sarreau also strengthened his lead in the overall classification.
"The day was pretty quiet. Together with Trek-Segafredo, we controlled the entire stage. On the last climb, a strong group slipped away, but the guys did a very hard job to reel them in and place me in time for the last kilometer. I just had to finish it off. I am very happy to confirm my form and win again at this Tour Poitou-Charentes. It’s good for everyone. We have a very good team here and that helps a lot. The work that my teammates did all day gave me confidence and allowed me to show my potential in the final sprint. It’s great when things work out like this. Winning the general classification will be too difficult for me, even with the bonus system. In a 20-kilometer time trial, I can’t compete with the specialists. However, there are still two stages to try to take another victory."