the 2nd stage of the Mediterranean Epic 2023 was, with 80 kilometres and 2,150 metres of altitude, the second longest stage in the history of the race and probably the one that could be called the queen stage in terms of toughness.
Andreas Seewald started in the overall leader's jersey but could not repeat his performance from the day before. Georg Egger, winner of the Mediterranean Epic 2022, proved to be the strongest of the day and rode alone to victory, which also earned him the overall leader's jersey. It was a perfect day for Speed Company Racing, with Lukas Baum taking second place and moving up to second overall.
In the women's race, German rider Luisa Daubermann was the surprise of the first time trial of the race. She was able to keep a steady pace without faltering or having any technical problems and eventually won her second stage in two days, extending her overall lead over Swiss Janina Wust by 6:38. In fact, the stage podium was the same as yesterday, with Canadian Emilly Johnston in 3rd place.
STAGE 2 - MEN
- GEORG EGGER (GER) 03:24:14
- LUKAS BAUM (GER) 03:25:30
- SASCHA WEBER (GER) 03:25:30
STAGE 2 - WOMEN
- LUISA DAUBERMANN (GER) 04:06:16
- JANINA ANGELA WUST (SUI) 04:12:54
- EMILLY JOHNSTON (CAN) 04:15:04