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Veikkanen continues Francaise des Jeux run on stage 2

The icy cold conditions in the Tour Mediterranean had little effect on the Finnish rider Jussi Veikkanen. He handed his Francaise des Jeux team its second consecutive stage win and took over the lead on GC from teammate Yahueni Hutarovich with the victory.

It was a great save by the team after the sprint lead-out train of Vacansoleil, which led the peloton into the finish in Trets, was led off-course by a race official. Veikkanen was one of the lucky ones to be first to get on the correct course and out-sprinted the Big Mat-Auber 93 pair Fabien Bacquet and Johan Mombaerts.

The stage was dominated by the three-man breakaway of Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone), Dan Martin (Garmin-Transitions) and Sébastien Turgot (Bouygues Telecom).

The trio broke apart in the run-in to Trets, with only Martin suriviving until the 1km to go mark.

Officials are keeping a close eye on the weather for the third stage from Greasque to Six Fours as winter weather is expected to move into the area.

Full Results
1Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux4:23:57
2Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
3Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
4Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
5William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
6Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
7Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
8Leonardo-Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
9Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
10Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
11Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank
12Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
13Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
14Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche
15Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
16Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
17Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
18Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank
19Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
20Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
21Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
22Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana
24Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
25Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana
26Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
27Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
28Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana
29Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
30Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions
31Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche
32Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano
33Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
34Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
35Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
36Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
37Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
38Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
39Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
40Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
41Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
42Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
43Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
44Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana
45Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
46Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
47Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
48Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
49Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
50Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions
51Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank
52Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
53Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
54Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
55Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
56Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
57Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Miche
58Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
59Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
60Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
61Luigi Gitto (Ita) Miche
62Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
63Jose Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
64Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
65Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
66Anthony Charteau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
67Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
68Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
69Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
70Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
71Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
72Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
73Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
74Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
75Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
76Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano
77Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
78Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
79Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
80Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
81Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:48
82Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing0:00:50
83Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:10
84Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:01:27
85Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
86Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
87Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
88Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:54
89Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux0:02:04
90Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:22
91David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
92Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
93Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:03:44
94Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:04:58
95Juan-Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:49
96Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:07:51
97Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Transitions
98Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
99Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing0:10:47
100Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:12:01
101Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing
102Ross Creber (GBr) Endura Racing
103Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux
104Rémy Di Gregoria (Fra) Française Des Jeux
105Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux
106Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing
107Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
108Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche
109Gary Hand (GBr) Endura Racing
110Allan Davis (Aus) Astana
111Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
112Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
113Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
114Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche
115Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
116Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
117Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Miche
118Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
119Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
120Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana
121Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano
122Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano
123Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano
124Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
125Han Feng (Chn) Skil - Shimano
126Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
127Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
128James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing
NPMaxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
NPJulien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
ABMatthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
ABJames Maccallum (GBr) Endura Racing
ABMichael Rasmussen (Den) Miche
ABBenoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
ABDimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93

Mountain 1 (cat 2) Col Des Portes
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions5pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3
3Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom2
4Rémy Di Gregoria (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

Mountain 2 (cat 2) Col De Valfere
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions5pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3
3Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom2
4Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

General classification after stage 2
1Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux6:08:52
2William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:04
3Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:00:06
4Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:10
5Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
6Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
7Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
9Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
10Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
12Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
13Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
14Jose Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:49
15Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:01:10
16Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
17Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:26
18Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:04
19Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux
20Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:08
21Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
22Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
23Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche
24Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank
25Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
26Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
27Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
28Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
29Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
30Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
31Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
32Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
33Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche
34Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
35Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana
36Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
37Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
38Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
39Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
40Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
41Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
42Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
43Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
44Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
45Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
46Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
47Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana
48Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
49Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana
50Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
51Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano
52Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
53Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
54Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
55Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
56Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
57Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
58Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
59Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
60Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
61Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing0:02:58
62Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:35
63Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:02
64David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:30
65Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
66Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:04:36
67Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:05:52
68Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:06:21
69Leonardo-Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:06:27
70Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano
71Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
72Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
73Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
74Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
75Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions
76Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
77Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Miche
78Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank
79Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
80Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:07:15
81Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:07:54
82Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
83Juan-Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:57
84Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:59
85Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:10:06
86Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
87Luigi Gitto (Ita) Miche
88Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
89Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
90Anthony Charteau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
91Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:11:25
92Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:11:33
93Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:11:35
94Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:12:11
95Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller0:12:28
96Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:23
97Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
98Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
99Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:09
100Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche
101Rémy Di Gregoria (Fra) Française Des Jeux
102Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
103Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano
104Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
105Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano
106Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
107Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana
108Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux
109Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
110Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
111Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing0:14:31
112Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche0:15:45
113Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:17:57
114Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing0:18:28
115Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
116Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
117Allan Davis (Aus) Astana
118Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
119Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:22:07
120Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
121Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Miche
122Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
123Han Feng (Chn) Skil - Shimano
124Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:25:24
125Ross Creber (GBr) Endura Racing
126Gary Hand (GBr) Endura Racing
127Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9319:15:08
128James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing

1William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom32pts
2Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux26
3Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux25
4Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9320
5Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana16
6Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun16
7Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9316
8Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole14
9Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12
10Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11
11Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10
12Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9
13Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne9
14Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions9
15Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8
16Leonardo-Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8
17Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7
18Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5
19Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank5
20Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 934
21Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale3
22Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana2
23Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche2
24Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole1

Mountains classification
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions10pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone6
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4
4Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4
5Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux2
6Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1
7Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux1
8Rémy Di Gregoria (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

Young rider classification
1Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6:11:00
2Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
3Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche
4Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank
5Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
6Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
7Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
8Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
9Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana
10Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
11Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
12Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
13Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
14Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
15Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
16Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
17Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:04:13
18Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:04:19
19Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions
20Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:07
21Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:07:58
22Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
23Luigi Gitto (Ita) Miche
24Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
25Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:09:27
26Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:15
27Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:12:01
28Rémy Di Gregoria (Fra) Française Des Jeux
29Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
30Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano
31Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
32Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano
33Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing0:16:20
34Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
35Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
36Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
37Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Miche0:19:59
38Han Feng (Chn) Skil - Shimano
39Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:23:16
40Ross Creber (GBr) Endura Racing
41James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing


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