Stage 2 of the 2020 Virtual L’Etape du Tour stage race saw thousands of amateur riders tackle two 23km laps on a brand new Zwift course, Casse-Pattes, featuring virtual lavender fields, Roman aqueducts and the world famous Mont Saint-Michel.
In the men’s race Emmanual Lejeune extended his overall lead to 53 seconds over Stefan Kirchmair, while 16 year-old Viggo Moore and 51 year-old Bruce Bird both rode impressively to move up in to 3rd and 4th place respectively.
American Jacquie Godbe moved decisively into the overall lead in the women’s race with Evelyn Herrera still in second, but now over two minutes back. Twenty seconds behind Herrera, Jennifer Purcell and Carla Neitmann are fighting for the final podium step.
For the 3rd and final stage, riders will climb a brand new Mont Ventoux-like course named “Ven-Top” next weekend. With 1480m climbing over 19km it gives pure climbers a chance to shine and possibly dramatically change the final overall standings.
2020 Virtual L’Etape du Tour Stage 2 full results here.