Marcel Kittel takes first win of the year on Tirreno-Adriatico stage two

Patrick Bevin takes overall race lead from BMC team-mate Damiano Caruso after a hectic bunch sprint on stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico

Marcel Kittel wins stage two of 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) took his first victory of the 2018 season, claiming the bunch sprint victory on stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy on Thursday.

A late crash had disrupted the flow of the peloton going into the finale of the flat stage from Camaiore to Follonica, but Kittel's Katusha-Alpecin team-mates managed to reassemble a compact lead-out for the German, who duly finished off their effort.

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