Cycling - Greipel wins second straight stage at Tour of Belgium

Andre Greipel won the second stage of the Tour of Belgium from Danny van Poppel to make it a second win from two in the five stage event.

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Cycling - Greipel wins second straight stage at Tour of Belgium
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0523 Tour of Belgium: Finish stage 2

Tom Boonen came in third but is second behind Greipel in the general classification with Van Poppel third.

The first attack in the 181km stage from Knokke-Heist to Ninove came from Arman Kamyshev (Astana), Mikhail Ignatiev (Katyusha), Stijn Steels (Creland – Euphony), Alexandre Pichot (Europcar) and Sebastien Turgot (Europcar) with 143km to go.

With 88km the gap was at 4:55 but Lotto Belisol, team-mate of Greipel, led the peloton and the lead was down to 3:31 with 60km to go.

Ignatiev led on his own as the riders started on the Bosberg ascent but was reeled in to leave Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) and Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) to lead the last 10km but they were caught in the final kilometre to leave a three-way sprint that Greipel took.

Stage result:

1 Andre Greipel 4:11:29

2 Danny van Poppel +0

3 Tom Boonen (BEL) +0

4 Alexander Porsev (RUS) +0

5 Adrien Petit (FRA) +0

6 Simone Ponzi (ITA) +0

7 Alexey Tsatevich (RUS) +0

8 Ruslan Tleubayev (KAZ) +0

9 Niki Terpstra (NED) +0

10 Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) +0

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