Marcel Kittel gets closer to Giro d'Italia lead with emphatic stage two win

Etixx-Quick Step sprinter romped to victory in stage two of the Giro d'Italia, beating Arnaud Démare by several bike lengths in Nijmegen

Marcel Kittel wins stage two of the 2016 Giro d'Italia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step) moved closer to taking control of the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey, winning stage two in Nijmegen by several bike lengths to gain bonus seconds on race leader Tom Dumoulin.

The big German's leadout train worked hard in the final two kilometres, but the sprinter was forced to follow Arnaud Démare's (FDJ) wheel into the final 300m before launching an unbeatable sprint.

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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.