Michael Albasini takes unexpected stage win in Tour of the Basque Country stage two

Michael Matthews holds on to overall lead

Michael Albasini at the 2016 Tour de France

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Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott) took an unexpected victory on the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country.

Albasini took advantage of a fast, downhill final few hundred metres to launch an early sprint, holding off Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors) and Sean De Bie (Lotto-Soudal).

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.