Tour de France: Cavendish wins Stage Two

Jul 03, 2012, 09:19 IST | AFP

British sprint king Mark Cavendish won the second stage of the Tour de France here yesterday, with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara retaining the overall race leader's yellow jersey

Team Sky’s Cavendish beat home German Andre Greipel on the line in a mass sprint at the end of the 207km ride between Vise and Tournai.


Mark Cavendish celebrates after winning second stage. PIC/AFP

The reigning road-race world champion trailed Greipel at the start of the first mass sprint finish in this year’s tour, but he edged home by half a wheel at the finish line. Australia’s Matt Goss took third place ahead of Tom Veelers of the Netherlands and Italy’s Alessandro Petacchi.

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