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Tirreno-Adriatico: Jasper Philipsen wins stage 2 in chaotic sprint

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Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) powered away from Tim Merlier (Souda-QuickStep) to claim a convincing sprint win on stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico into Follonica.

Merlier went long and opened up out the sprint of the final corner but with Philipsen in his wheel and ready to pounce. The Alpecin fast-man kicked out of his compatriot’s slipstream and eased into the lead.

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