• Geraint Thomas ended the day on the podium as race leader after an impressive stage win
  • The second stage was relatively short at 116.5 kilometres
  • The day's four-man break was never allowed too much of an advantage
  • Bernhard Eisel helped patrol the front of the bunch for Team Sky
  • Mathew Hayman and the rest of the squad helped put Thomas in position at the foot of the final climb
  • Defending champion Simon Gerrans had an off day and lost time with a rumoured stomach bug
  • As always at the Tour Down Under the route was lined with plenty of fans
  • Chris Sutton climbed well and was the second Team Sky rider home at the end of the day
  • Rebuilding after injury, Andy Schleck was happy to work on the front
  • Overnight leader Andre Greipel seemed resigned to losing the ochre jersey
  • George Bennett was the first to attack on Corkscrew Hill...
  • ...But was soon caught and passed by a flying Thomas
  • The Welshman dug deep and crested the climb first, ensuring him the mountain's jersey
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen tackles the climb
  • Job done after positioning his team-mate, Ian Stannard heads up the climb
  • Thomas kept his cool in the final kilometre to win the sprint...
  • ...Distancing his rivals to win into Rostrevor
  • It was the team's first win of the season and their fourth Tour Down Under stage success

Tour Down Under stage two gallery

Geraint Thomas ended the day on the podium as race leader after an impressive stage win