Tour of Ireland; Stage 2

Tour of Ireland; Stage 2

2009 Tour of Ireland Stage 2

Team Columbia HTC’s Mark Cavendish takes victory in the bunch sprint, Downing remains in Yellow. Rabobank’s Dennis Van Winden & AN Post’s Mark Cassidy make a bold 150 km break…

Mark Cavendish showed he has no intention of slowing down after his fantastic performance at this year’s Tour de France where he took six stage wins, by taking the stage victory in the second stage of the 2009 Tour of Ireland.





Tomorrow awaits the crucial stage.The stage ends with three laps on a circular route where the riders are to climb the same steep hill three times before hitting the finish line.

Stage 2 Result – Top Ten

Clonmel – Killarney 196 km

1. Cavendish, Mark (THR): 5h07’33″

2. Van Staeyen, Michael (RBB) @ 00″
3. O’Grady, Stuart (SAX) @ 00″

4. Kristoff, Alexander (TMB) @ 00″
5. Van Vooren, Steven (SKT) @ 00″
6. Reimer, Martin (CTT) @ 00″
7. Wilkinson, Ian (HAF) @ 00″
8. Van Heerden, Christoff (MTN) @ 00″
9. De Negri, Pierpaolo (ISD) @ 00″
10. Van Heerden, Juan (MTN) @ 00″

General Classification Top Five

1. Downing, Russell (CTV): 10h18’00″

2. Kolobnev, Alexander (SAX) @ 05″
3. Breschel, Matti (SAX) @ 07″

4. Deignan, Philip (CTT) @ 10″
5. Pinotti, Marco (THR) @ 11″

 

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