2012 Tour de Suisse Photos - Stage 2

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Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) is on the attack on the final climb at Verbier on Stage 2.
A stage victory and the overall race lead is within reach.
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But Movistar's Rui Costa has also attacked the lead group and is in pursuit of Schleck.
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Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and John Gadret (AG2R-La Mondiale) have also attacked
and are in pursuit of Costa and Schleck.
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The chase group includes Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Tom Danielson (Garmin-Barracuda)
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Nicolas Roche (AG2R), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Thomas Lovkvist (Sky Procycling)
are right behind Danielson.
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Having caught and passed Schleck in the final couple hundred meters, Rui Costa takes the stage win and the lead in the overall.
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Schleck races across the finish line.  He is in Switzerland to get a big result.
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Rui Costa and podium girls
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