Cycling

Impey wins Basque stage

2012-04-03 18:10
Daryl Impey (File)

Madrid - South Africa's Daryl Impey, riding for the GreenEdge team, won the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country on Tuesday.

Impey beat Australian team-mate Allan Davis and Italian Sky rider Davide Appolonio at the end of the 165.7km run between Guenes and Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Spanish cycling champion Jose Joaquin Rojas, who won the first stage, retained the lead in the overall standings.

Result of the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country on Tuesday, a 165.7km ride from Guenes to Vitoria:

1. Daryl Impey (AFS/ GreenEdge) 4hr 10min 07sec, 2. Allan Davis (AUS/GreenEdge) same time, 3. Davide Appolonio (ITA/Sky) s.t., 4. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/Movistar) s.t., 5. Michael Matthews (AUS/Rabobank) s.t., 6. Daniele Ratto (ITA/Liquigas) s.t., 7. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA/Astana) s.t., 8. Fabian Wegmann (GER/Garmin) s.t., 9. Gianni Meersmann (BEL/Lotto Belisol) s.t., 10. Daniele Pietropolli (ITA/Lampre)

Overall standings:

1. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 8hr 07min 51sec, 2. Daniele Ratto (ITA/LIQ) same time, 3. Fabian Wegmann (GER/GRM) s.t., 4. Daryl Impey (RSA/GEC) s.t., 5. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA/AST) s.t., 6. Gianni Meersman (BEL/LTB) s.t., 7. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/GRM) s.t., 8. Michael Matthews (AUS/RAB) s.t., 9. Davide Appollonio (ITA/SKY) s.t., 10. Mauro Santambrogio (ITA/BMC) s.t.


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