He was considered as the main sprinter of the Dutch team in the Tour de l’Avenir, and Casper Van Uden has confirmed this status.
He won the second stage in Civray (Vienne) as the last breakaway riders, Italian Lorenzo Milesi and Swiss rider Felix Stehli, who escaped from the break in the first kilometres, resisted until the last two kilometres.
Already winner of the team time trial with the Netherlands, 21-year old Casper Van Uden starts this Tour de l’Avenir in a big way and this success confirms his successes this season in the Tours de Normandie (two stages) and Bretagne. Until then member of the DSM Development team, he has joined the World Team of the Dutch team since the beginning of the month.
Also a very good track specialist where he shines in several disciplines (national titles in omnium, points race, scratch, American), Casper Van Uden has beaten the Danish rider Sebastian Changizi, already second the day before and thus new leader of the points classification, as well as the British rider Samuel Watson, 3rd and also in the same position as the day before, under the eyes of his manager at Groupama-FDJ, Marc Madiot, who was present in Civray where a round of the trophy that bears his name and that is reserved for cadets was being held in anticipation of the Tour de l’Avenir.
The result of this second stage doesn’t affect the general classification, where Norwegian rider Sören Waerenskjold, who won slightly less on Friday in La Roche-sur-Yon, remains leader.
The third stage, from Civray to La Trimouille (Vienne), will be ridden on 153,7 km of a very flat course where riders and sprinters will once again be able to compete for the victory.