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Bakelants wins stage 2 of Tour de France


Bakelants wins stage 2 of Tour de France


Belgian Jan Bakelants has won the second stage of the Tour de France in his first professional win.

The 26 year old team Radioshack rider completed the route from Bastia to Ajaccio in three hours, 43 minutes and 11 seconds.

He will wear the yellow jersey going into the third stage finishing just a second ahead of Slovakian Peter Sagan.

The previous days’ yellow jersey Marcel Kittel fell way off the pace but will go into the third stage wearing the green jersey as a consolation.

French Europcar rider Pierre Rolland leads the king of the mountain classification in the polka-dot jersey, with Poland’s Michal Kwiatowski taking the white jersey as best young rider.

The 156 km stage contained two category three climbs and a category two descent. The 60 kilometer run in to the finish line being broken up by a climb 12 km before the finish.

Monday’s 145.5 kilometer stage runs from Ajaccio to Calvi, and will favour riders challenging for the polka-dot jersey.

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