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Aug 20, 2013 7:36 PM by Jordan Mason

Swiss rider Frank wins State 2 at Pro Challenge

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Mathias Frank of Switzerland rode to a three-second win Tuesday in the second stage of the USA Pro Challenge, while Lachlan Morton of Australia finished second to assume the overall lead.

Frank (BMC), who claimed his third stage win this season, completed the 126.1-mile ride from Aspen to Breckenridge in 5 hours, 5 minutes and 19 seconds.

Morton, who rides for the U.S.-based Garmin-Sharp team, began the stage in 16th place in the same time as opening stage winner and former race leader Peter Sagan of Slovakia.

Frank, who placed 33rd in the opening stage, trails Morton by two seconds.

Sagan (Cannondale), a four-time Tour de France stage winner, finished third in the stage is also third overall, trailing by 11 seconds.

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