Cycling

Porte wins Corsica stage

2013-03-23 18:35
Richie Porte (AFP)

Porto-Vecchio - Team Sky's Australian rider Richie Porte won the second stage of the Criterium International, a seven kilometre time trial, here on Saturday.

Porte, who became the first Australian to win the Paris-Nice race this month, edged out Italian Manuele Boaro by one second, with American Tejay Van Garderene in third.

In fourth came last year's Tour de France runner-up, Porte's teammate Chris Froome.

Porte heads the overall standings by 1sec over Boaro and Van Garderen.

Results on Saturday from the first two stages of the Criterium International race, an 89km mostly flat trek followed by a 7km time trial around Porto-Vecchio:

First Stage

1. Theo Bos, Netherlands, Blanco Pro Cycling, 2 hours, 2 minutes, 43 seconds.
2. Nacer Bouhanni, France, Francaise Des Jeux, same time.
3. Jonathan Cantwell, Australia, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, same time.
4. Clement Koretzky, France, Bretagne-Seche Environment, same time.
5. Simon Geschke, Germany, Team Argos-Shimano, same time.
6. Jonathan Hivert, France, Sojasun, same time.
7. Kevin Reza, France, Team Europcar, same time.
8. Yannick Martinez, France, Team La Pomme Marseille, same time.
9. Fabien Schmidt, France, Bretagne-Seche Environment, same time.
10. Justin Jules, Team La Pomme Marseille, same time.

Second Stage

1. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky Procycling, 9 minutes, 10 seconds.
2. Manuele Boaro, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 1 second behind.
3. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time.
4. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, :02.
5. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin-Sharp, :07.
6. Jean-Christophe Peraud, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time.
7. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, RadioShack Leopard, same time.
8. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack Leopard, :09.
9. Jerome Coppel, France, Cofidis, :11.
10. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Blanco Pro Cycling, same time.

Overall Standings (After 2 of 3 stages):

1. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky Procycling, 2 hours 11 minutes, 53 seconds.
2. Manuele Boaro, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 1 second behind.
3. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time.
4. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, :02.
5. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin-Sharp, :07.
6. Jean-Christophe Peraud, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time.
7. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, RadioShack Leopard, same time.
8. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack Leopard, :09.
9. Jerome Coppel, France, Cofidis, :11.
10. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Blanco Pro Cycling, same time.

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