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Meersman wins 2nd stage of Volta a Catalunya

Updated: March 19, 2013, 3:41 PM ET
Associated Press

BANYOLES, Spain -- Belgium's Gianni Meersman won the second stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Tuesday to extend his overall lead in the seven-stage race.

The Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider timed his final sprint perfectly to finish just ahead of Daniele Ratto and Brett Lancaster, with all three clocking 3 hours, 47 minutes, 43 seconds.

Meersman also won the first stage and has a 14-second lead over Astana rider Valerio Agnoli, who was one of five riders to fall on the last bend Tuesday ...

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