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Cycling: Frenchman Bouhanni wins second stage of Tour of Spain

Published on Aug 25, 2014 12:11 AM
French cyclist Nacer Bouhanni celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the second stage of the 69th edition of La Vuelta Tour of Spain, a 174.4km ride from Algeciras to San Fernando, on August 24, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP 

MADRID (AFP) - France's Nacer Bouhanni sprinted to victory in the 174.4km second stage of the Tour of Spain from Algeciras to San Fernando on Sunday.

Bouhanni, riding for FDJ, finished in a time of 4hr 01min 32sec, just ahead of German John Degenkolb and Italy's Roberto Ferrari.

Movistar's Alejandro Valverde moved into the overall lead with team-mate and race favourite Nairo Quintana of Colombia second.

Sky's Chris Froome finished with the same time as the leaders to remain 27 seconds off the lead.