Cycling - Bouhanni in red with Beijing stage two win

Nacer Bouhanni held off heavy pressure from Roberto Ferrari to claim stage two of the Tour of Beijing.

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Nacer Bouhanni

Bouhanni, France’s 2012 national champion, broke away at the final 500 metre mark of the 201.5 km stage inside Beijing but Italy’s Ferrari was able to remain on his tail.

But though Ferrari kept within a bike’s length of Bouhanni he was unable to pass the 23-year-old, who takes the red jersey for stage three on Sunday.

Stage two results

1. Nacer Bouhanni (France / FDJ.fr) 4:59:49"

2. Roberto Ferrari (Italy / Lampre) ST

3. Mitch Docker (Australia / Orica)

4. Matti Breschel (Denmark / Saxo - Tinkoff)

5. Alessandro Petacchi (Italy / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step)

6. Barry Markus (Netherlands / Vacansoleil)

7. Jonas Van Genechten (Belgium / Lotto)

8. Steele Von Hoff (Australia / Garmin)

9. Luka Mezgec (Slovenia / Argos)

10. Elia Viviani (Italy / Cannondale)

General Classification after two stages

1. Nacer Bouhanni (France / FDJ.fr) 9:20:13"

2. Thor Hushovd (Norway / BMC Racing) ST

3. Maxime Bouet (France / AG2R) +1"

4. Willem Wauters (Belgium / Vacansoleil) +3"

5. Luka Mezgec (Slovenia / Argos) +4"

6. Roberto Ferrari (Italy / Lampre)

7. Chad Beyer (U.S. / Champion System) +5"

8. Nikolas Maes (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +6"

9. Mitch Docker (Australia / Orica)

10. Olivier Kaisen (Belgium / Lotto) +7"

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