Cameron Meyer takes breakaway victory in explosive Tour of Britain 2018 stage two

The Australian misses out on taking the overall lead with breakaway companion Alessandro Tonelli in the green jersey

Cameron Meyer wins stage two of the 2018 Tour of Britain (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott) won stage two of the 2018 Tour of Britain in an explosive finale that saw the breakaway narrowly hang on to the line in Barnstaple.

Meyer had been part of the day's main five-man breakaway, which fell to pieces on the final climb of Challacombe Hill with around 20km to the finish.

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Richard Windsor

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