Cycling - Hivert wins again at Ruta del Sol

Jonathan Hivert of Sojasun won the second stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol in Montilla.

The French sprinter followed up his win in Monday's first stage with another blistering sprint on the 194km second stage to edge Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) and Francesco Lasca (Caja Rural) for the win.

Hivert is already enjoying a superb season having taken overall victory in the Etoile de Besseges, but he still trails Ruta del Sol prologue winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in the general classification.

Valverde leads the overall standings by seven seconds from Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto Belisol) and 11 from Bauke Mollema (Blanco).