Freire wins crash-ridden bunch sprint in Andalusia

Oscar Freire wins, Tour of Andalusia 2010, stage two

Stage two of the Tour of Andalusia saw triple World Champion Oscar Freire (Rabobank) take a narrow victory in a bunch sprint that was badly shaken up by a crash in the last 250 metres.

The crash happened when the bunch tackled a sharply angled chicane in the final kilometre at high speed. With gusting winds and the city-centre roads of Cordoba rendered greasy by heavy rain showers earlier in the day, crashes were almost bound to happen on the run-in - and the organisers decision to place the finish so soon after a chicane arguably made that risk even higher.

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