Bonifazio and Lampre-Merida prove Belkin beatable

Niccolò Bonifazio of Lampre-Merida put an end to Belkin’s winning streak of 10 stages at the Tour of Hainan – nine in 2013 and stage 1 this year – as the 20-year-old Italian took stage 2 in a bunch gallop in Haikou ahead of Drapac’s Wouter Wippert and his teammate Andrea Palini. Bonifazio is also the new overall leader, now ahead of the previous day's stage winner Moreno Hofland who remains equal on time.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida5:04:50
2Wouter Wippert (Ned) DrapacRow 1 - Cell 2
3Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) DrapacRow 3 - Cell 2
5Yuri Metlushenko (Ukr) UkraineRow 4 - Cell 2
6Moreno Hofland (Ned) BelkinRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ondrej Rybin (Cze) Dukla PrahaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) AstanaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) RTS-Santic RacingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Hariff Salleh (Mal) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida7:01:10
2Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Moreno Hofland (Ned) BelkinRow 2 - Cell 2
4Wang Meiyin (Chn) Hengxiang0:00:01
5Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac0:00:04
6Alex Surutkovich (Ukr) Synergy Baku0:00:05
7Ondrej Rybin (Cze) Dukla Praha0:00:06
8Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 7 - Cell 2
9Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku0:00:07
10Martin Blaha (Cze) Dukla PrahaRow 9 - Cell 2

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