HERNING, Denmark - Britain's Mark Cavendish won stage two of the Giro d'Italia cycle race on Sunday, starting and finishing in the Danish town of Herning.

The world champion triumphed in a bunch sprint to collect his fifth victory of the season and eighth on the Giro.

Australian Matt Goss was second and American Taylor Phinney retained the overall lead.

The Giro has a third stage in Denmark on Monday before it moves to Italy. – Reuters