Australian Matthew Goss of Orica-Greenedge won the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico over 232km from San Vincenzo to Indicatore in a sprint finish on Thursday. Britain's Mark Cavendish of Omega-Pharma retained the leader's blue jersey despite finishing only fifth on the stage. Italian Manuel Belletti was second with German Gerald Ciolek taking third.
Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 2
1. Matthew Goss (AUS/ORI) 5:48:41
2. Manuel Belletti (ITA/ALM) @ s.t.
3. Gerald Ciolek (GER/MTN)
4. Roberto Ferrari (ITA/LAM)
5. Mark Cavendish (GBR/OPQ)
6. Arnaud Demare (FRA/FDJ)
7. Andre Greipel (GER/LTB)
8. Kristian Sbaragli (ITA/MTN)
9. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN)
10. Davide Appollonio (ITA/ALM)
General Classification After Stage 2
1. Mark Cavendish (GBR/OPQ) 6:08:02
2. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) @ .02
3. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) @ .03
4. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) @ s.t.
5. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/OPQ)
6. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) @ .14
7. Alex Dowsett (GBR/MOV) @ s.t.
8. Benat Elorriaga (ESP/MOV)
9. Juan Jose Cobo (ESP/MOV)
10. Andrey Amador (CRC/MOV)