David Gaudu avoids finish line crash to win stage two of Volta ao Algarve

The Queen stage will go a long way in determining who wins the 48th edition of the race

David Gaudu
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David Gaudu claimed Groupama-FDJ's maiden win of the 2022 season by winning stage two of the Volta ao Algarve.

The Frenchman bided his time on the summit finish in southwestern Portugal, attacking with 300m to go and avoiding an unusual finish line crash between Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma) and Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Ethan Hayter of Ineos Grenadiers faded in the closing metres to roll home third, with Astana-Qazaqstan's Samuelle Battistella taking second.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.