13 Sep 2010

Henderson takes lead of Tour of Britain

7:15 am on 13 September 2010

New Zealand's Greg Henderson has surged into the lead of the Tour of Britain, producing a commanding ride to win stage two.

The 34-year-old received plenty of help from Team Sky colleagues Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas before crossing first on the 160.5 kilometre ride which began and ended in Stoke-on-Trent.

Henderson ended the day with a 14-second lead over a trio of riders including Australians Heinrich Haussler and Richie Porte.

Tuesday's third stage is a 149.7 kilometre ride from Newtown to Swanswea in Wales and, finishing with steep and cobbled climb of Constitution Hill, the stage could cause a shake-up in the overall standings.

The eight-stage race finishes in London on Sunday with eight laps of a 12.5 kilometre circuit.