Stage 2 wrap up

Score 1 for Boonen

Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) rode an impressive sprint to win the second stage of the Tour de France in Les Essarts, powering past Robbie McEwen in the last 100 metres to cross the line with over a bike length to spare. The Belgian, who was suffering from a severe toothache yesterday that needed urgent dental work, shrugged off the pain and achieved his main goal of the Tour: to win a stage. He also took the green points jersey, but it's too early to speculate about winning it yet.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1