Monday July 2nd, 2012

Stage 2Visé / Tournai

Start 12h40 GMT 2+

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video02.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race

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Summary of the race

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Stage summary02.07.2012 in 17:52Supermanx Strikes Again

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Just about every team in the peloton had someone on the front of the peloton at some stage of the final 10km of the 207.5km race from Vise to Tournai but Sky was relatively anonymous in the final rush to the line. Instead it was Lotto-Belisol and Orica-GreenEdge that had the strength of numbers in the final kilometer. Greg Henderson charged into the front and delivered André Greipel to the 250 meter to go mark and that's when the giant German turned on the turbo... and very nearly claimed...

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video02.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner

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interview02.07.2012 in 19:07Three out of three for Sky

After the prologue in Liège and the finish on the hill in Seraing, Sky Procycling won its third consecutive stage in the team classification. Of course there was the victory by Mark Cavendish but they also had two others in the top 20 even if ‘Cav' had told his support crew he could do the sprint on his own. Bernhard Eisel and Edvald Boasson Hagen were 18th and 19th, respectively. This time, the British team finished ahead of Rabobank and Lotto-Belisol and, for the third straight day,...

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Sporting stakes02.07.2012 in 19:03Are there seconds to be gained?

A sequence of four hills in rapid succession is going to make the stage finish in Boulogne-sur-Mer anything but ordinary. The final 16km appear to be ideal to create a setting for the aggressors of the race to take a chance with a strong and committed effort. Surely an ambitious initiative will yield some dividends but it will be hard for anyone to maintain the necessary speed to hold off all the peloton on their own. And so we should expect a small, strong group to arrive at the finish to...

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interview02.07.2012 in 18:54Sagan: I want to hold on to it...

The winner of stage one wore the green jersey in stage two but he wasn't the leader of the points classification; that was Fabian Cancellara who is also in the lead of the Tour de France. After his sixth in the sprint of stage two, however, Peter Sagan claimed the lead in this category.

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interview02.07.2012 in 18:43Cancellara: I have to stay out of trouble...

According to the leader of the general classification, when there's a slow start to the stage and a relatively easy middle, it creates a formula for a very fast and dangerous finish - Fabian Cancellara explains...

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interview02.07.2012 in 18:30Cavendish: We have one objective

He might have won his 21st Tour de France stage in Tournai but Mark Cavendish was still reminding some reporters of what the next three weeks is all about. «There's not two objectives! There's one objective and that's to win the yellow jersey,» he told Norwegian television. «And I can just try and pick up sprints but there's no pressure on me.» Just the same, many expected him to win... and that's just what he did.

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video02.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage

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video02.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route

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