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Sky cyclist Chris Sutton wins Stage 2 sprint at Vuelta

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Chris Sutton took advantage of a disorganized sprint into Playas de Orihuela on Sunday to win Stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana.

The cyclist for Team Sky followed Vincente Reynes's (Omega Pharma) attack in the closing quarter-mile, then raced around him for his first Grand Tour stage win.

Wenatchee, WA's Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) finished in fourth place.

The day's breakaway developed early in the 106-mile stage, but HTC-Highroad launched the effort to chase it down to put Mark Cavendish in a position to win the sprint.

Cavendish finished in 158th, however, after his lead-out man, Matt Goss, had to abandon the race due to stomach flu.

Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek is in first place overall.

More results at CyclingNews and VeloNews.

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