Maksym Averin (Team BAKU) won the bunch sprint of the second stage of the , also taking over the race lead. The Azeri national champion proved to have the strongest legs after the race’s most difficult stage, with five ranked climbs along the 158.6km from Telgart to Poprad. Combined with his second place in yesterday’s first stage, it was enough to give Averin the overall lead going into the third stage, as well as the lead in the sprint ranking.