• Team Sky again hit the front en masse to defend the yellow jersey
  • The trio of Johnny Hoogerland, Matthias Brandle and Marcus Burghardt made a strong breakaway effort
  • Vasil Kiryienka will be called upon a number of times during the race
  • The weather played its part on a beautiful day for bike racing
  • Pete Kennaugh drops back to the team car to talk tactics with Sports Director Servais Knaven
  • Leader Chris Froome was calm as he chatted to Luke Durbridge
  • Team Sky set the tempo to gradually claw back the escapees
  • Chris Sutton got through plenty of work on the front alongside Kennaugh
  • Astana were among the teams trying to make things difficult heading into the finale
  • Pierre Rolland sparked off a number of big attacks on the final Plagne climb
  • David Lopez was among the riders helping shut things down
  • Richie Porte excelled as the last line of defence in the closing stages, the Tasmanian retaining fourth overall
  • In Granges the reduced peloton provided a close finish...
  • ...Ramunas Navardauskas (far right) just edging out Enrico Gasparotto and Gianni Meersman
  • The Lithuanian was happy with his surprise victory
  • As was Froome who maintained his six-second advantage

Tour de Romandie Stage Two Gallery

Team Sky again hit the front en masse to defend the yellow jersey