Geraint Thomas wins stage and takes Tour Down Under lead

Geraint Thomas wins stage, Tour Down Under 2013, stage two

Dual Olympic track gold medalist Geraint Thomas executed two perfect attacks to win stage two of the Tour Down Under today and take the ochre leader's jersey that he hopes not to relinquish.

World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) broke his rear derailleur in a pile-up on the descent of the decisive Corkscrew climb some 10km from the finish and, along with defending race victor Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge), lost more than two minutes.

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