CASCINA, Italy (AP) -- Jens Debusschere sprinted to victory on the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Thursday, edging out Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett as Adriano Malori retained the overall lead.
The Belgian champion clocked 3 hours, 30 minutes, 18 seconds over the mainly flat, 153-kilometer (95-mile) route from Camaiore to Cascina to win a bunch sprint.
There were three crashes toward the end of the stage, including one in the final 500 meters which ended Elia Viviani's chances.
Sagan moved second in the overall standings, with the same time as Malori. Fabian Cancellara slipped to third.
Friday's third stage is a 203K (126.1-mile) leg from Cascina to Arezzo.
The 50th edition of the race across central Italy ends March 17, with an individual time trial.