Michal Kwiatkowski takes Vuelta a España overall lead as Gianni Meersman wins

Kwiatkowski finished fourth on stage two to move into the overall and take the red jersey from his teammate Peter Kennaugh

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Gianni Meersman (Etixx-QuickStep) won stage two of the Vuelta a España, defeating Michael Schwarzmann (Bora-Argon 18) and Magnus Cort Nielsen in a bunch sprint.

The overall lead remains in the hands of Team Sky, however passes within the team from Peter Kennaugh to Michal Kwiatkowski, whose fourth place finish was enough to see him leapfrog the Briton into first overall.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.