March 10, 2005
Freire takes lead at Tirreno-Adriatico
Three-time world road champion Oscar Freire of Rabobank took Stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico Thursday, outsprinting fellow former world champ Laurent Brochard and Angel Vicioso in Tivoli.
Discovery Channel's Stijn Devolder was 4th on the day, while Stuart O'Grady was 6th in the field sprint.
You can throw a blanket over a big chunk of the field, as the top 42 are within 10 seconds of each other.
TDFBlog favorite Magnus Backstedt is 19:36 back, in 180th overall.
Full stage and overall standings are available at RoadCycling.com.