Cycling - Kueng takes Tour de Romandie stage two

FILE PHOTO: Switzerland's Stefan Kueng competes during the men's individual pursuit qualifying race at the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

BULLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss Stefan Kueng won the second stage of the Tour de Romandie on Thursday after beating his breakaway companion in a sprint.

The BMC rider was one of four who raced away from the pack in a stage that was shortened to 136.5 km due to snow falls at the start.

Ukrainian Andriy Grivko was second and Italian Fabio Felline retained the overall lead.

The tough conditions took their toll as several riders crashed, including one of the overall contenders, Frenchman Warren Barguil, who abandoned the race after sustaining a hip injury.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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