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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 17:32 GMT
Pellizotti takes lead from Millar
Franco Pellizotti takes the yellow jersey after stage two of the Paris-Nice race
Pellizotti takes the yellow jersey after stage two of Paris-Nice
Franco Pellizotti unleashed a surprise sprint finish to win stage two of the Paris-Nice race and overhaul Britain's David Millar in the overall standings.

Pellizotti led home an Italian one-two-three in the 177-km leg between Vatan and Limoges ahead of Daniele Bennati and Luca Paolini.

The Italian Liquigas team rider won the second stage in three hours 57 minutes.

Millar, who won the opening prologue, finished 23rd to drop six seconds adrift of Pellizotti overall.


Leading standings

1. Franco Pellizotti, Italy, Liquigas, 8 hours, 33
minutes, 12 seconds.
2. David Millar (GB) + 6 seconds
3. Daniele Bennati (Ita) same time
4. Roman Kreuzinger (Cze) + 07
5. Sebastien Joly (Fra) + 08
6. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) same time
7. Francisco Ventoso (Spa) + 10
8. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) + 11
9. Davide Rebellin (Ita) + 13
10. Jerome Pineau (Fra) + 14


SEE ALSO
Millar powers to time trial win
11 Mar 07 |  Cycling


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