Mark Cavendish held up by huge crash as Jonathan Milan wins Giro d'Italia stage two

It was all quiet and rather uneventful until a crash four kilometres from the end

Jonathan Milan
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Mark Cavendish (Astana-Qazaqstan) was unable to compete for victory on stage two of the Giro d’Italia after being brought down in a crash inside the final five kilometres, with the stage being won by Jonathan Milan of Bahrain-Victorious.

Cavendish was one of the favourites to win the second stage but he was caught out when Movistar’s Max Kanter and DSM’s Martijn Tusveld collided with one another on a narrow stretch of road.

  1. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious, in 4-55.11
  2. David Dekker (Ned) Arkéa-Samsic
  3. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck
  4. Arne Marit (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty 
  5. Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) DSM
  6. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) UAE-Team Emirates
  7. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar
  8. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
  9. Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ
  10. Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco-AlUla, all at same time
  1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal-Quick Step in 5-16.29
  2. Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers, at 22s
  3. João Almeida (Por) UAE-Team Emirates, at 29s
  4. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ, at 43s
  5. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at same time
  6. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 55s
  7. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-hansgrohe, at same time
  8. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 59s
  9. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE-Team Emirates, at 1-00
  10. Jay Vine (Aus) UAE-Team Emirates, at 1-05

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