Team DSM’s Andreas Leknessund took stage two of the Tour de Suisse today, but you’d never guess if you tuned in to see Italian Alberto Bettiol’s victory salute.
— Jonathan Vaughters (@Vaughters) June 13, 2022
Leknessund had gone clear from a breakaway 20 km from the finish. The Norwegian attacked with a group of six riders that was part of an early breakaway in the 198 km race. He managed to stay ahead of the pack that was roaring behind, but a scant 38 seconds.
Bettiol must not have noticed, or had some problems with math, or maybe turned off his radio. Because when he took the bunch sprint…he thought he’d just won a stage of the Tour de Suisse.
You can watch the poor guy thinking he’d won below.
"I won right?" Leknessund must have thought for a moment he was dreaming as Bettiol rode past celebrating…. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/XlZSqKTl5e
— Ian (@cyclingbetting) June 13, 2022