Debusschere wins Tirreno-Adriatico stage two as Cavendish caught up in crash

Mark Cavendish suffers a mechanical issue in the final sprint, which sends Elia Viviani crashing to the ground, as Jens Debusschere takes the victory

Jens Debusschere wins Stage 2 of the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Lotto Soudal’s Jens Debusschere took the win on stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico, but a huge crash in the final stages decimated the bunch sprint.

Team Sky’s Elia Viviani clipped Mark Cavendish’s back wheel as the fast men were gearing up for the final burst to the line.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.