Farrar wins crash-strewn Giro stage 2; Evans takes lead

Tyler Farrar wins, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 2

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) took the win in Sunday's crash-strewn second stage of the 2010 Giro d'Italia, which saw Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) lose his race lead to world champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team).

The stage's numerous traffic islands played a large part in the race, causing several crashes including one which split the bunch in the final run-in to Utrecht. Farrar, perhaps still running on adrenaline from a fall earlier in the stage, out-sprinted a reduced field of rivals to the win - his first ever Giro stage victory - from Matt Goss (HTC-Columbia) in second and Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Doimo) in third.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.