Japanese Nakajima Yasuharu from Aisan Racing Team timed in 3:43:39 to win the second stage of the 2011 Tour of Hainan here on Friday.
Kenny Van Hummel from Skil-Shimano in the Netherlands placed second by 59 seconds, and Justin Jules of Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille from Latvia ranked third.
However, Jules, who won the yellow jersey for leading the general individual classification at the first stage, continued to wear the yellow jersey on Friday and also got the green jersey for leading the sprints classifications.
Yasuharu said that "I think climbing the mountain is the most difficult thing for me today, but I just want to go, go, go because finishing line is my target. Winning the stage should also be attributed to teammates who helped me when I fell behind."
Van Hummel said that "I know No.73 Nakajima Yasuharu went far from most riders, more than one minute faster than I did. But I had not enough information from the commissaires and so made mistakes. I think No.73 did a good job."
Jules said that he was satisfied with the result and "our team also did very well."
A total of 122 riders from 19 cycling teams participated in the stage starting from Wuzhishan city in Southern Hainan to Xinglong County of Wanning city in Southeast Hainan Province.
With the distance of 161.6 kilometers, the third stage from Xinglong County of Wanning city in Southeast Hainan to Wenchang city in Northern Hainan will be shown on Saturday.

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