Found May 05, 2012 on Fox Sports:
World champion Mark Cavendish of Britain won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish Sunday. Taylor Phinney of the U.S. finished fourth but kept the overall lead despite a broken bike chain. Cavendish was led out by Welsh teammate Geraint Thomas in the 128-mile loop starting and ending in Herning. It was his eighth stage victory in the Giro. The Team Sky cyclist edged Matt Goss of Australia and finished in 4 hours, 53 minutes, 12 seconds. Geoffrey Soupe of France was third. Phinney, who won Saturday's opening individual time trial, retained the pink jersey. He made up lost time after a chain broke with less than five miles to go.

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     After Angelo Zomegnan had been ousted as the Patron of the Giro, Michele Acquarone was brought in as the new director. Zomegnan was fired due to the intensity of his routes, some of the roads he wanted to use would have to be restored before the Giro’s arrival since they were in such bad condition. The 2011 Giro d’Italia was one of the hardest in history, and the hardest...
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