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Sky's the limit as Henderson records team's fifth triumph

CYCLING: Greg Henderson (pictured) gave Team Sky their fifth victory of the season as he claimed the win on stage two of Paris-Nice, with Irishman Nicolas Roche finishing back in 28th position.

New Zealander Henderson was led out superbly by team-mate Geraint Thomas and had the finishing power to hold off second-placed Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) and Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) at the end of the 199kilometre run from Monfort l'Amaury to Amilly.

Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo), Peter Sagan (Liquigas) and Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) filled the next three positions.

Henderson said: "I had a great lead-out from Geraint, he was just fantastic.

"He was just sitting there and then away he went with 500 metres to go and I just took off around 250 metres out. It was a long sprint but I was lucky to hold the field all the way to the line."

The win moves Henderson to second overall, behind stage one winner Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil). Ag2r La Mondiale rider Roche is 14 seconds behind the lead with the bigger stages to come.