Bakelants in yellow jersey after stage win

Jul 01, 2013, 00:58 IST | AFP

Belgium's Jan Bakelants of the Radioshack Leopard team won the second stage of the Tour de France yesterday to take the overall race leader's yellow jersey by a margin of one second.

The 27-year-old, making his debut in the race, broke away from the pack and resisted a fightback from the leading members of the peloton to win the 156-kilometre ride across Corsica from Bastia to Ajaccio.

Bakelants edged out Slovakia’s Peter Sagan and Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski to replace Germany’s Marcel Kittel in yellow. 

Jan Bakelants

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