Petr Vakoc takes overall lead in Tour of Britain after stage two breakaway win

Czech national champion made a solo move with around 20km to go and held off the peloton to take victory in Colne

Petr Vakoc wins Stage 2 of the 2015 Tour of Britain

(Image credit: Watson)

Petr Vakoc (Etixx - Quick-Step) moved into the overall race lead at the 2015 Tour of Britain after taking a sensational solo victory on the second stage into Colne.

The Czech national champion made his move from a break with around 20km to go on the 159.3km stage, and it looked as though he would be caught before the line until disorganisation set in amongst the chasing group.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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