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Kittel gets it right in stage 2 at Besseges

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Feb. 2, 2012
  • Updated Feb. 2, 2012 at 1:03 PM EDT
German cyclist Marcel Kittel (C) sprints on his way to win the the 2nd stage run between Nîmes and Saint Ambroix during the 42nd edition of the Etoile de Besseges cycling race on February 02, 2012 in Saint-Ambroix. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT

Stage 2 results

General classification results

Marcel Kittel (Project 1t4i) got it right in the second stage at the Etoile de Besseges in France.

A day after getting pipped at the line, the big German sprinter ace got it right in the weather-shortened stage to Saint-Ambroix. Due to wind and cold, the stage was reduced to 58km.

Kittel out-kicked Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM) to win for the first time of the season, with yesterday’s winner, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ-BigMat), crossing the line third.

With the win, Kittel also takes the leaders jersey in the five-day race.

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