Farrar wins stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico

Thu, 10 Mar 15:49:00 2011

American Tyler Farrar took the overall lead in the Tirreno-Adriatico race after outsprinting his rivals on the second stage.

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Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) crossed the line after the 202km stage from Carrara in four hours 56 minutes six seconds. Italian Alessandro Petacchi was second followed by Argentine Juan Jose Haedo.

"The team is very organised and everything went to perfection," Farrar said. "When you have the world champion (Thor Hushovd) in your team, you have to win."

Farrar, whose Garmin-Cervelo team were second to Rabobank in Wednesday's team time trial, holds a two-second lead over Dutch rider Tom Leezer in the overall standings.

Friday's third stage of the seven-day race is an 189km leg from Terranuova Bracciolini to Perugia.

Reuters

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