Fuente wins Tour of Germany second stage
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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fuente wins Tour of Germany second stage

by VeloNation Press at 9:47 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
Spaniard David de la Fuente of the Scott team won the second stage of the Tour of Germany here on Sunday. The riders best result of the season up until now had been a second place in the fifth stage of the Vuelta Asturias.

Italy's Pietro Caucchioli finished second at 0.02sec with Swede Thomas Lovkvist third after the 182.6km run from Munich to Hesselberg.

Coming back strong from injury, Germany's Linus Gerdemann finished fifth to hold the overall race lead.

Stage Results:
1. David de la Fuente (ESP/Scott) 3hr 48min 38sec
2. Pietro Caucchioli (ITA) 0:02sec
3. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE) same time
4. Janez Brajkovic (SLO) s.t.
5. Linus Gerdemann (GER) s.t.

Overall standings (after two of the eight stages)
1. Linus Gerdemann (GER/Columbia) 8hr 35min 37sec
2. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE) at 0:17sec
3. Janez Brajkovic (SLO) 0:20
4. Pietro Caucchioli (ITA) 0:58
5. Bauke Mollema (NED) 1:01

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