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Maximiliano Richeze takes sprint victory in Mino

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A former Japanese champion, Suzuki Shinri (Cannondale Spacezeropoint)

A former Japanese champion, Suzuki Shinri (Cannondale Spacezeropoint)
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Hatanaka Yusuke (Shimano Racing) and Nakamura Makoto (Utsunomiya Blitzen) on the attack

Hatanaka Yusuke (Shimano Racing) and Nakamura Makoto (Utsunomiya Blitzen) on the attack
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The peloton rolls through a small town during stage 2 at the Tour of Japan

The peloton rolls through a small town during stage 2 at the Tour of Japan
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Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) leads the points classification too

Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) leads the points classification too
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Mountains classification leader Hatanaka Yusuke (Shimano Racing) in the red jersey

Mountains classification leader Hatanaka Yusuke (Shimano Racing) in the red jersey
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Some riders tried to slip away from the field on the climb

Some riders tried to slip away from the field on the climb
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Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) won today's stage and earned the leader's jersey

Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) won today's stage and earned the leader's jersey
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Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) in the lead during the sprint to the finish

Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) in the lead during the sprint to the finish
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Race leader William Clarke (Champion System) in the green jersey

Race leader William Clarke (Champion System) in the green jersey
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William Clarke (Champion System) in the green leader's jersey

William Clarke (Champion System) in the green leader's jersey
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The peloton ascends the KOM climb

The peloton ascends the KOM climb
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Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) at the start of stage 2

Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) at the start of stage 2
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The second stage of the Tour of Japan began on the historic Udatsu street

The second stage of the Tour of Japan began on the historic Udatsu street
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A Malaysian champion, Shahrul Mat Amin (Terengganu Cycling Team), awaits the race start

A Malaysian champion, Shahrul Mat Amin (Terengganu Cycling Team), awaits the race start
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Amore & Vita at the start of stage 2 in Mino

Amore & Vita at the start of stage 2 in Mino
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Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) is the new leader at the Tour of Japan

Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) is the new leader at the Tour of Japan
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Full Results
1Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo3:49:26
2Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag
3Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers
4Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo
5Maksym Averin (Ukr) Amore & Vita
6Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
7Muhamad Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
8Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong Team
9Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
10Masanari Komuro (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint
11Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Team Ukyo
12Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
13Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) University All Japan
14Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
15Jin Okubo (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello
16Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
17Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
18Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
19William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
20Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers
21Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita
22Shun Yamamoto (Jpn) University All Japan
23Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
24Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita
25Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
26Marino Palandri (Ita) Amore & Vita
27Blaise Sonnery (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
28Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
29Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
30Kenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
31Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
32Yovcho Yovchev (Bul) Amore & Vita
33Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
34Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
35Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Team Nippo
36Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team
37Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) University All Japan
38Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint
39Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
40Masahiko Yasui (Jpn) University All Japan
41Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
42Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
43Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team
44Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo
45Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Team Ukyo
46King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team
47Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
48Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team
49Ying Hon Ronald Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team
50Jonathan Lovelock (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers
51Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo
52Kosuke Harakawa (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint0:00:09
53Nozomu Kimori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
54Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
55Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:19
56Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
57Keisuke Kimura (Jpn) University All Japan
58Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
59Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Team Ukyo
60Patrik Moren (Swe) Amore & Vita
61Yuya Komaki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
62Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong Team
63Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
64Motonari Suzuki (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello0:00:38
65Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:47
66Sota Ikebe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
67Yasumasa Oka (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint
68Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers
69Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
70King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team
71Yuta Takada (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint
72Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team
73Mohd Saiful Anuar Aziz (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
74Taichi Togao (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello
75Katsuma Fujioka (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello
76Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team
77Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Team Nippo
78Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:12
79Mohd Nor Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:02:34
80Daiki Yasuhara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
81Kohki Ohnaka (Jpn) University All Japan
82Yoshimasa Hirose (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
83Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team
84Darren Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:07:01
85Shota Saito (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:07:30
86Yoshiaki Shimada (Jpn) Team Ukyo
87Ryosuke Uemura (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello
88Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:08:46
89Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:09:21
DNFTomonori Sato (Jpn) Team Ukyo
DNFRyosuke Takatsuka (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello
DNSAnthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers
DNSSekiho Endo (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint

General classification after stage 2
1Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo3:52:40
2William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:05
3Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo0:00:06
4Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
5Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:07
6Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag0:00:09
7Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:10
8Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:11
9Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo0:00:14
10Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team0:00:15
11Muhamad Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
12Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:00:16
13Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
14Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
15Masanari Komuro (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint
16King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team
17Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint
18Kenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
19Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo0:00:17
20Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team
21Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
22Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
23Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Team Nippo
24Maksym Averin (Ukr) Amore & Vita0:00:18
25Yovcho Yovchev (Bul) Amore & Vita
26Ying Hon Ronald Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:00:19
27Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
28Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:20
29Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Team Ukyo
30Marino Palandri (Ita) Amore & Vita
31Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
32Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
33Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:00:21
34Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
35Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:22
36Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) University All Japan
37Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
38Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:23
39Jonathan Lovelock (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers
40Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
41Masahiko Yasui (Jpn) University All Japan
42Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
43Blaise Sonnery (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:24
44Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
45Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:00:26
46Jin Okubo (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello
47Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita
48Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita0:00:27
49Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:28
50Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) University All Japan
51Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:00:30
52Nozomu Kimori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:31
53Shun Yamamoto (Jpn) University All Japan
54Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:33
55Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:34
56Kosuke Harakawa (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint0:00:39
57Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
58Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:40
59Yuya Komaki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:00:41
60Keisuke Kimura (Jpn) University All Japan0:00:42
61Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Team Ukyo
62Patrik Moren (Swe) Amore & Vita0:00:46
63Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:00:54
64King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team
65Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:58
66Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:06
67Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
68Yuta Takada (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint0:01:08
69Sota Ikebe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:12
70Mohd Saiful Anuar Aziz (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:01:13
71Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:01:14
72Katsuma Fujioka (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello0:01:15
73Motonari Suzuki (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello0:01:22
74Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:01:24
75Taichi Togao (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello0:01:25
76Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:27
77Yasumasa Oka (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint0:02:22
78Yoshimasa Hirose (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:02:54
79Daiki Yasuhara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:02:58
80Kohki Ohnaka (Jpn) University All Japan0:03:00
81Mohd Nor Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:03:07
82Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:03:08
83Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Team Nippo0:04:20
84Yoshiaki Shimada (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:07:46
85Ryosuke Uemura (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello0:07:52
86Shota Saito (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:08:11
87Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:09:15
88Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:09:42
89Darren Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:10:19

Points classification
1Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo30pts
2Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo25
3Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag20
4Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers19
5Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team17
6Maksym Averin (Ukr) Amore & Vita12
7William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team10
8Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen10
9Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team9
10Muhamad Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team9
11Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong Team9
12King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team8
13Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor7
14Masanari Komuro (Jpn) Cannondale Spacezeropoint6
15Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team6
16Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers5
17Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Team Ukyo5
18Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team4
19Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) University All Japan3
20Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen2
21Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers2
22Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo1
23Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1
24Jin Okubo (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello1

Mountains classification
1Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team10pts
2Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen6
3King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team5
4Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo3
5Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Team Nippo3
6Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team2
7Shota Saito (Jpn) Team Ukyo2
8Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor1
9Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1

Teams classification
1Champion System Pro Cycling Team11:38:26
2Team Nippo0:00:07
3Genesys Wealth Advisers
4Hong Kong Team0:00:14
5Aisan Racing Team
6Bridgestone Anchor0:00:25
7Terengganu Cycling Team0:00:28
8Amore & Vita0:00:30
9Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:31
10Cannondale Spacezeropoint0:00:36
11University All Japan0:00:42
12Shimano Racing Team0:00:47
13Team Ukyo0:00:50
14Matrix Powertag0:00:53
15Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello0:02:14
16OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team0:05:12

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