The second World Ports Classic was expected to follow the same script as the inaugural edition, with a showdown of the world's best sprinters. However, just like yesterday, a lone adventurer soloed to victory in today's stage to Antwerp. Dutchman Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin) stayed clear of a 15-man group in a lively finale after blue jersey Jelle Wallays (TopSport) and the top sprinters missed the decisive move. Omega Pharma-Quick Step Belgian Nikolas Maes' third-place finish, 3? behind Tjallingii, netted him a time bonus that was enough for him to succeed fellow countryman and teammate Tom...Read more Key moments
Rotterdam / Antwerp
• Twice host to a Tour de France stage
• Population: 607,000
• Named European capital of sport in 2005
A place where exchange and openness are the...
Jersey wearers after the stage 2
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