As Tom Boonen did yesterday, Heinrich Haussler has won his first race in months after a knee injury plagued last year. Haussler, injured in the Tour de Suisse in the same crash with Mark Cavendish which ended Boonen’s season is back in fine form and ready to challenge for the Ardennes week.
The closely contested sprint saw Haussler narrowly beat Italian Daniele Bennati who, as Haussler saw it, edged him a little too close to the barriers for the Australians liking. Tom Boonen, the overall leader finished in sixth and he holds a narrow one second lead over Haussler.
Stage 2 Top Three
1. Heinrich Haussler (Team Garmin-Cervelo)___3:04:03
2. Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek)___________s.t.
3. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha)_____________s.t.