Elia Viviani sprints to Giro d'Italia stage two win

Team Sky sprinter pipped Moreno Hofland to the line in a messy sprint into the Genoa finish on stage two of the 2015 Giro d'Italia

Elia Viviani wins stage two of the 2015 Tour of Italy

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Elia Viviani (Team Sky) took a home victory after a chaotic sprint at the end of stage two of the 2015 Giro d'Italia, narrowly pipping Moreno Hofland (LottoNL-Jumbo) to the line.

The stage looked like it would inevitably come down to a sprint with a relatively flat parcours, but the finishing circuit in Genoa was anything but a piece of cake for the riders, with crashes taking a number of riders out of contention, with Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cyling) falling twice.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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