Norway’s Thor Hushovd won a sprint to the finish line to capture Stage 2 of the Tour de France.
Hushovd finished the 164.5-kilometer jaunt from Auray to Saint-Brieuc in a time of three hours, 45 minutes and 13 seconds. It was his sixth career Tour de France stage victory.
Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg finished second with the same time, while Germany’s Gerald Ciolek was next. Robert Hunter of South Africa and Germany’s Erik Zabel completed the top five.
The top 121 riders all finished Stage 2 with the same time.
Spain’s Alejandro Valverde, the winner of Stage 1 on Saturday, remains the overall leader. He finished 12th in the main pack on Sunday.
Kirchen is second, leading a group of 12 riders just one second off the lead pace. Hushovd is 14th overall, seven seconds behind Valverde.