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Cycling: Meersman makes it two in a row in Catalonia

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Belgian rider Gianni Meersman retained the overall lead in the Tour of Catalonia after making it two stages wins in as many days on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old beat home Italian Daniele Ratto and Brett Lancaster of Australia in a sprint finish to the 160.7km ride from Girona to Banyuls.

Meersman sits atop the overall standings ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde and Swiss Danilo Wyss.

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