THE Tour of Britain cycle race made a dramatic entrance into Taunton town centre.

Russia's Nikolai Trusov steered clear of a late crash to win the second stage of the event and take the yellow jersey from Mark Cavendish.

Trusov was part of a 36-man break which made a decisive move after two-thirds of the gruelling 105-mile leg.

He kept pace with the leaders and hit the front after avoiding a four-man pile-up close to the finish in Taunton.

Britain's Cavendish, the prologue and first stage winner, came home in 34th, more than 10 minutes behind Trusov.

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