Paris-Nice 2009: Stage 2. Another win for Cervelo
German Heinrich Haussler rocketed to a win Monday at the end of the 195.5km stage two of Paris-Nice. The Cervélo TestTeam rider fired down the right-hand side of the road in La Chapelle-Saint-Ursinwith 200 metres remaining, and he gapped sprinters Mark Renshaw (Columbia-Highroad) and Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre-NGC), who finished second and third. Alberto Contador had a close call in the final two kilometres due to a crash immediately in front of him. The 2007 Tour de France winner of Astana put his foot down and edged past the fallen riders. He did not lose any time in the classification due to a three-kilometre crash rule and maintains his overall lead.
1 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 4.45.01 (42.31km/h) 2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad 3 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - NGC 4 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 5 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 6 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 7 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis 9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 10 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank