Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Paris - Nice Stage 2

The second stage from Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire to La Chapelle-Saint-Ursin ended in a bunch sprint, and it was Cervélo's Heinrich Haussler who got it right on the day, and took his 3rd win of the season.
Alberto Contador had a bit of a scare when there was a crash immediately in front of him. Luckily for him he managed to avoid it, and as it occurred within the final 3km, he was penalised on time.
The leaderboard remains much the same, and with three cat-3 climbs tomorrow it is likely to be another bunch sprint, so expect Contador to remain in the yellow jersey.

General classification after stage 2
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                           4.56.06
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream             0.07
3 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne            0.09
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad          0.11
5 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                    0.14
6 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                          0.18
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step                        0.19
8 Antonio Colom (Spa) Team Katusha
9 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam              0.20
10 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha                   0.21