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Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win

Leg two has been split into two stages because of the threat of piracy in the Indian Ocean

Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
Spain's Telefonica clinched a last-gasp victory over Camper in the first stage of leg two of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday after 15 days' sailing from Cape Town to a secret Indian Ocean stopover (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
At the end of what Camper's co-skipper Stu Bannatyne described as "a Boxing Day street fight", overall leaders Telefonica stole in front with just eight nautical miles (15-km) to go in a stage that saw the top two sail more than 4,000nm\n (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain finishes first into the safe haven port on stage 1 of leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
Telefonica finished one minute 57 seconds ahead on a pitch-black night to pick up 24 points for first place and extend their overall lead to seven points. Spanish/New Zealand entry Camper secured 20 points for second spot (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
Leg two has been split into two stages because of the threat of piracy in the Indian Ocean (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
The first stage took the boats from Cape Town to a secret "safe haven" port in the Indian Ocean, with the exact positions of the yachts masked from the public during the latter part (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
U.S. team Puma were several hours away from the finish, on course to cross the line in third place, ahead of French team Groupama (Getty Images)
Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica nets nail-biting win
The boats will now be shipped through the waters worst affected by piracy and on to Sharjah from where the leg will be completed with a day-long sprint into Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)