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2014 Vuelta a España

69th Edition: August 23 - September 14, 2014

Stage 2 results

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Stage 2, Sunday, Aug 24: Algeciras - San Fernando, 174.4 km

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Stage 2 finish

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage two. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: A six-man break (Francisco Aramendia, Jacques van Rensburg, Kristian Sbaragli, Nathan Haas, Valerio Conti and Romain Hardy) went very early. Nathan Haas was first over the day's only categorized climb, the Alto del Cabrito, thereby securing the blue and white polk-dot climber's jersey for tomorrow's stage.

Soon thereafter Haas and Sbaragli went back to the peloton while the other four continued. At one point they had a lead of five minutes, but the sprinters' teams were not going to let this one get away.

With fifteen kilometers remaining, the field was together with FDJ and Giant Shimano doing a lot of the work at the front.

Near the finish there were some tricky corners but the peloton negotiated them safely. FDJ gave its ace sprinter Nacer Bouhanni a perfect leadout. Bouhanni did not waste the opportunity and won the stage.

Alejandro Valverde is now the GC leader, taking over from teammate Jonathan Castroviejo.

Complete Stage 2 results:

Winner's average speed: 43.3 km/hr

1 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 4hr 1min 30sec
2 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano
3 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida
4 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing
5 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA
6 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling
7 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale
8 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
9 Moreno Hofland Belkin Pro Cycling Team
10 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling
11 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka
12 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge
13 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale
14 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar
15 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr
16 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol
17 Christopher Froome Team SKY
18 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
19 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team
20 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida
21 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
22 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team
23 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo
24 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team
25 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling
26 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp
27 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team
28 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team
29 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team
30 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling
31 Mikel Nieve Team SKY
32 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
33 Romain Sicard Team Europcar
34 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits
35 Koldo Fernández  Garmin Sharp
36 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano
37 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team
38 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha
39 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA
40 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol
41 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge
42 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team
43 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha
44 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team
45 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling
46 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits
47 Esteban Chaves Rubio Orica GreenEdge
48 Ivan Santaromita Orica GreenEdge
49 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY
50 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale
51 Andrey Amador Movistar Team
52 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team
53 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka
54 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol
55 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha
56 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka
57 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol
58 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
59 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp
60 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin Sharp
61 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
62 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling
63 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha
64 Maxime Bouet AG2R La Mondiale
65 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing
66 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing
67 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha
68 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha
69 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo
70 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team
71 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
72 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol
73 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar
74 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale
75 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
76 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
77 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits
78 Angel Mate Luis Cofidis Solutions Crédits
79 Philip Deignan Team SKY
80 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka
81 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing
82 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida
83 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida
84 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr
85 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing
86 Jose Rodolfo Serpa  Lampre Merida
87 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team
88 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
89 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr
90 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
91 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team
92 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida
93 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol
94 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr
95 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling
96 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits
97 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano
98 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team
99 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale
100 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr
101 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp
102 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo
103 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling
104 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team
105 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA
106 León Sánchez Luis Caja Rural Seguros RGA
107 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling
108 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka
109 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling
110 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar
111 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp
112 Dan Craven Team Europcar
113 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
114 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing
115 Alberto Losada Team Katusha
116 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team
117 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA
118 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling
119 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits
120 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA
121 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits
122 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale
123 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team
124 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar
125 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo
126 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano
127 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo
128 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY @ 22 seconds
129 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA
130 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano
131 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling
132 Bryan Nauleau Team Europcar
133 José Herrada Movistar Team
134 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha
135 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA
136 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team
137 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team
138 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida
139 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp
140 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida
141 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp
142 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka
143 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha
144 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling
145 Chris Anker Sörensen  Tinkoff - Saxo
146 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team
147 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka
148 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida
149 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka
150 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol
151 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge
152 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol + 33''
153 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team + 38''
154 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team
155 David Millar Garmin Sharp
156 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale
157 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team
158 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo
159 Dario Cataldo Team SKY
160 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano
161 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol + 44''
162 Adriano Malori Movistar Team + 44''
163 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo + 50''
164 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano + 52''
165 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing + 54''
166 Aleksejs Saramotins IAM Cycling + 55''
167 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY + 57''
168 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo
169 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr
170 Javier Moreno Movistar Team
171 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge
172 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 01''
173 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team
174 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano + 1' 02''
175 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling + 1' 04''
176 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 08''
177 Christian Knees Team SKY + 1' 15''
178 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale
179 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr + 1' 17''
180 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr
181 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano
182 Luke Rowe Team SKY
183 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team
184 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing
185 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar
186 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar
187 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge + 1' 21''
188 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge
189 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge + 1' 24''
190 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team + 1' 29''
191 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling + 1' 42''
192 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling + 2' 17''
193 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka + 2' 22''
194 Francisco Javier Aramendia Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 2' 25''

GC after Stage 2:

1 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 4hr 15min 43sec
2 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team
3 Andrey Amador Movistar Team
4 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team
5 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team
6 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team
7 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling @ 6 seconds
8 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge
9 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling
10 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling
11 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge
12 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling
13 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge
14 Ivan Santaromita Orica GreenEdge
15 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling
16 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing + 9''
17 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling
18 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing
19 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing
20 Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing
21 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing
22 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing
23 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano + 10''
24 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 11''
25 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
26 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
27 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
28 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
29 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
30 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
31 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 12''
32 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano + 16''
33 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano
34 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo + 19''
35 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team
36 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano
37 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team
38 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo
39 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo
40 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo
41 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team + 21''
42 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team
43 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team
44 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team
45 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team
46 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida + 25''
47 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida
48 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida
49 Jose Rodolfo Serpa  Lampre Merida
50 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka
51 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 26''
52 Christopher Froome Team SKY + 27''
53 Mikel Nieve Team SKY
54 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY
55 Philip Deignan Team SKY
56 José Herrada Movistar Team + 28''
57 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka + 29''
58 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka
59 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka
60 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka
61 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team + 30''
62 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team
63 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol
64 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team
65 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol
66 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team
67 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team
68 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling + 31''
69 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale + 33''
70 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale
71 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale
72 Maxime Bouet AG2R La Mondiale
73 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale
74 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale
75 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr + 35''
76 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha + 38''
77 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha
78 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha
79 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling
80 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano
81 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling + 40''
82 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling + 40''
83 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp + 41''
84 Koldo Fernández Garmin Sharp
85 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp
86 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin Sharp
87 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp
88 Chris Anker Sörensen  Tinkoff - Saxo
89 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida + 42''
90 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale + 43''
91 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team
92 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge
93 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr + 45''
94 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr
95 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr
96 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr
97 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr
98 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida + 47''
99 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida
100 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 48''
101 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA
102 León Sánchez Luis Caja Rural Seguros RGA
103 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA
104 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA
105 Adriano Malori Movistar Team
106 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 49''
107 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol + 50''
108 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 51''
109 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits
110 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
111 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
112 Angel Mate Luis Cofidis Solutions Crédits
113 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits
114 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka
115 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team + 52''
116 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol
117 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano + 54''
118 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol + 56''
119 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 57''
120 Javier Moreno Movistar Team
121 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team + 59''
122 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team
123 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha + 1' 00''
124 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha
125 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling + 1' 03''
126 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar
127 Romain Sicard Team Europcar
128 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar
129 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar
130 Dan Craven Team Europcar
131 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar
132 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp
133 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol
134 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp + 1' 07''
135 Alberto Losada Team Katusha
136 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1' 08''
137 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling
138 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo + 1' 09''
139 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1' 10''
140 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA
141 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp
142 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge
143 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 11''
144 Dario Cataldo Team SKY
145 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1' 12''
146 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling
147 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha + 1' 13''
148 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team + 1' 14''
149 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol
150 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 20''
151 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida + 1' 21''
152 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha + 1' 23''
153 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka
154 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka
155 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida + 1' 24''
156 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY
157 Bryan Nauleau Team Europcar + 1' 25''
158 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo + 1' 26''
159 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing
160 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 27''
161 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team + 1' 28''
162 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 31''
163 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol + 1' 33''
164 Aleksejs Saramotins IAM Cycling + 1' 35''
165 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY + 1' 42''
166 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr
167 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge
168 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling + 1' 44''
169 David Millar Garmin Sharp + 1' 45''
170 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano
171 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team + 1' 47''
172 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 48''
173 Moreno Hofland Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 49''
174 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team
175 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol + 1' 58''
176 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing + 1' 59''
177 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team
178 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo + 2' 00''
179 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano
180 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling + 2' 07''
181 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge + 2' 09''
182 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 2' 10''
183 Christian Knees Team SKY + 2' 12''
184 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing + 2' 16''
185 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha + 2' 17''
186 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar + 2' 20''
187 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge + 2' 21''
188 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling + 2' 22''
189 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano + 2' 27''
190 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar + 2' 35''
191 Luke Rowe Team SKY + 2' 37''
192 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr + 2' 51''
193 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr + 3' 03''
194 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 3' 12''
195 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka + 3' 15''
196 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 3' 17''
197 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling + 4' 35''
198 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 5' 45''

Points Classification:

1 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 25 points
2 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 20
3 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida 16
4 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing 14
5 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
6 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling 10
7 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale 9
8 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 8
9 Moreno Hofland Belkin Pro Cycling Team 7
10 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 6
11 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling 6
12 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka 5
13 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka 5
14 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 4
15 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale 3
16 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
17 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar 2
18 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 1
19 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp 3 points
2 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 2
3 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 1

Team Classification:

1 Movistar Team 12hr 18min 43sec
2 Cannondale Pro Cycling @ 6 seconds
3 Orica GreenEdge '
4 Trek Factory Racing + 9''
5 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 11''
6 Team Giant - Shimano + 16''
7 Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 19''
8 Tinkoff - Saxo  
9 BMC Racing Team + 21''
10 Lampre - Merida + 25''
11 Team SKY + 27''
12 MTN - Qhubeka + 29''
13 Astana Pro Team + 30''
14 Lotto Belisol  
15 AG2R La Mondiale + 33''
16 Team Katusha + 38''
17 IAM Cycling + 40''
18 Garmin Sharp + 41''
19 FDJ.fr + 45''
20 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA + 48''
21 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits + 51''
22 Team Europcar + 1' 03''

Stage 2 photos:

Tony Martin

Tony Martin at the start, ready to break some legs. Photo ©Sirotti

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin. Photo ©Sirotti

Carol Betancur

Carlos Alberto Betancur. Photo ©Sirotti

Nacer Bouhanni

Nacer Bouhanni. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto contador

Alberto Contador. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan. Photo ©Sirotti

Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen. Photo ©Sirotti

Dan Craven

Dan Craven. Photo ©Sirotti

Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana. Photo ©Sirotti

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans. Photo ©Sirotti

Jonathan Castroviejo

Race leader Jonathan Castroviejo. Photo ©Sirotti

FDJ

I think that's Nacer Bouhanni...Photo ©Sirotti

alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde in the points leader's green jersey. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 2 sprint

Here they come....Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 2 sprint

Well before the line Bouhanni is looking back to see how badly he beat everyone. Photo ©Sirotti

Nacer Bouhanni

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage two. The man can sprint. Photo ©Sirotti

Nacer Bouhanni

Stage winner Nacer Bouhanni. Photo ©Sirotti

Alejandro Valverde

New GC leader Alejandro Valverde. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 2 Live Updates:

Weather at San Fernando, Spain: At 1PM local time it's 30C (86F), some clouds that should clear away for a sunny day. Wind from the south-southeast at 13 km/hr (8 mph).

Km 17, 157 km to go: There is only one categorized climb, the third category Alto del Cabrito, which comes at the stage's start. Near the top six riders went clear: Francisco Aramendia, Jacques van Rensburg, Kristian Sbaragli, Nathan Haas, Valerio Conti and Romain Hardy. Haas and Sbaragli attacked the break on the climb while the other four chased. The leading duo have gapped the peloton by 3min 40sec.

Haas was the first to crest the Cabrito followed by Sbaragli and the Conti. With that, Haas has hoovered up enough KOM points (there is only one categorized climb) to take the first climber's jersey at the end of the stage.

Km 30, 138 km to go: Haas and Sbaragli have let themselves get swept up by the pack, led by Movistar. There are four riders 3min 44sec in front of the peloton: Conti, Aramendia, van Rensburg and Hardy.

Km 50, 124 km to go: The break of four pushes on, now with a lead of 3min 58sec. The average speed for the stage so far is 41.7 km/hr.

Km 83, 91 km to go: After two hours of racing, the gap the four breakaways have to the pack had remained steady, just under four minutes. But it has jumped now to 4min 22sec.

Km 85: Jacques van Rensburg won the intermediate sprint at Conil de la Frontera, follwed by Valerio Conti and Francisco Aramendia. The break's lead has grown to 4min 52sec

Km 100, 74 km to go: The wind is blowing from the riders' left making life difficult for the break. After gaining a maximium lead of five minutes, the gap is down to about four minutes.

This is really a stage for the sprinters. Up until now Movistar, with race leader Jonathan Castroviejo, has been doing most of the work at the front of the peloton. Now FDJ and Giant-Shimano have put their shoulders to the wheel to work for speedsters Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb.

Km 125, 49 km to go: The gap has really come down. Valerio Conti, Francisco Aramendia, Jacques van Rensburg and Romain Hardy lead the peloton by 2min 17sec

Km 132: Valerio Conti won the intermediate sprint at Puerto Real, followed by Romain Hardy and Jacques van Rensburg. There was a crash in the peloton and the most affected looked to be Fabio Felline. Felline is back up and chasing.

[In Hamburg at the Vattenfall Cyclassics, only 20 km remain. A break of about six has a lead of abut 10 seconds. Sky is leading the pack at the moment. Katusha has been doing a lot of work. Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo) has attacked the break and so far is holding everyone at bay.]

25 km to go: The gap is down to 21 seconds.

In Hamburg, just 3 km to go and things are together for a big sprint.

Alexander Kristoff has won the Vattenfall Cyclassics.

15 km to go: Tinkoff-Saxo is leading the pack. It looks like the break has been caught.

9 km to go: Still all together with the sprinters' teams hoping to get things right and take the GC lead with a stage win. Sky leads with Cannondale and IAM near the front. The finish is technical. The pack is rolling along at 54 km/hr.

3.5 km to go: Everyone wants to be first through a corner before things get technical. The peloton is really strung out.

Under the Red Kite: FDJ is at the front.

The finish: Nacer Bouhanni has a terrific leadout and wins the stage.

Stage 2 profile:

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 profile

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