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Here is my Stage 2 notebook entry:
An incredible stage today. Beginning in Utrecht (which seems like so long ago now at the end of the stage) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and then it was onto the rain and crosswinds. Twice winds broke up the peloton -- the final time into three groups which stayed that way till the end. Caught in the back group: Nibali, Quintana, and Degankolb. Greipel pulled ahead of Cavendish at the end (and Sagan got an amazing second place despite getting a flat tire late in the race). And Cancellara came in a great third for the four second time bonus.