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# @@ # @!! Gerald Ciolek became the Tour of The united kingdom race leader after pipping Mike Bennett in a sprint finish to win stage two in the Lake Area.

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# @@ # @!! German Ciolek, twenty six, passed Bennett to take victory within the 186.6km Carlisle-to-Kendal stage.

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# @@ # @!! Great Britain ‘s Simon Yates is second overall after finishing the stage in fourth, behind Swede Jones Lovkvist.

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# @@ # @!! Sir Bradley Wiggins crossed the line 17 seconds off the lead for Team Atmosphere and is 12th overall.

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# @@ # @!! But there was disappointment for Wiggins ‘ fellow Briton Mark Cavendish, riding for Omega Pharma Quick-Step.

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# @@ # @!! The 28-year-old darted out in front of the leading team with 10km left before Lovkvist started to build up a lead 2km later.

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# @@ # @!! Cavendish, that slipped off the pace during the very first stage in Scotland on Weekend, was 47 seconds behind Ciolek as he crossed the finish line as well as trails the leader by more than a min overall.

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# @@ # @!! Ciolek, operating for MTN Qhubeka, joined A good Post-Chainreaction cyclist Bennett in relocating past Lovkvist with 500m to go.

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# @@ # @!! Ciolek, who earned the Milan-San Remo in Walk this year and came third upon Sunday, then powered past Bennett to clinch victory.

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# @@ # @!! The third stage, on Tuesday, requires the riders on a 10-mile period trial, starting and finishing at kunne Knowsley Safari Park on Merseyside.

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# @@ # @!! # @@ # @!! # @@ # @!! Stage result:

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# @@ # @!! 1 . Gerald Ciolek ( Ger ) MTNQhubeka 5:01:01 ”

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# @@ # @!! 2. Sam Bennett ( Irl ) An Post-Chainreaction ”

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# @@ # @!! 3. Jones Lovkvist ( Swe ) IAM Cycling + 0:06 ”

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# @@ # @!! 4. Simon Yates ( Gbr ) Great Britain ”

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# @@ # @!! 5. Michal Golas ( Pol ) Omega Pharma-Quick Step ”

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# @@ # @!! # @@ # @!! # @@ # @!! General classification:

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# @@ # @!! 1 . Gerald Ciolek ( Ger ) MTNQhubeka 11:05:30 ”

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# @@ # @!! 2. Simon Yates ( Gbr ) The uk +0 :20 ”

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# @@ # @!! 3. Michal Golas ( Pol ) Omega Pharma-Quick Step ”

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# @@ # @!! 4. Marco Coledan ( Ita ) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox + 0:23 ”

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# @@ # @!! 5. Sergio Pardilla ( Spa ) MTN Qhubeka ”

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# @@ # @!! 12. Bradley Wiggins ( GB ) Team Sky and up. 0:30 ”

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# @@ # @!! fourteen. Ian Stannard ( GB ) Team Sky + 0:31 ”

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# @@ # @!! 19. Alex Dowsett ( GB ) Movistar ”

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# @@ # @!! 41. Mark Cavendish ( GB ) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 1:01 ”

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