Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cav All Cut-Up in Tour Thriller [Edition 2]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cav All Cut-Up in Tour Thriller [Edition 2]

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CYCLING Mark Cavendish missed out in a sprint finish as Australia's Leigh Howard claimed victory on the second stage of the Tour of Britain.

The Orica-GreenEdge rider just held off the formidable challenge of Team Sky's Cavendish, who was led out by Bradley Wiggins and stage one winner Luke Rowe but did not have enough in the tank to take the win on the 180.7-kilometre trek from Nottingham to Knowsley Safari Park.

Holland's Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team) took third place and with it the lead in the general classification after a stage that passed through Knutsford and skirted Tatton Park.

Jack Bobridge (Green Edge), Russ Hampton (Raleigh UK), Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel), Pete Williams (Node4), Richard Handley (Rapha Condor) and Matthias Krizek (Liquigas) formed an early six-man breakaway and soon established a lead of more than three minutes.

Bobridge and Williams then broke clear on their own with 50km remaining, but with around 25km left the peloton had the leading duo in their sights and the anticipated sprint finish was on. …

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