Rohan Dennis wins stage two of Tour Down Under and takes race lead

Michael Matthews remonstrated with Magnus Sheffield at the finish after a mechanical saw his title hopes evaporate

Rohan Dennis
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Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) punched away from a select quintet of favourites to win stage two of the Tour Down Under, and take the race lead with it, in a thrilling finish on Thursday.

Heading into the final kilometre, he was joined by Jay Vine (UAE Emirates), Mauro Schmid (Soudal Quick-Step), Simon Yates (Jayco AlUla) and Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe).

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.