Sunday’s 2nd level of the Vuelta a España was once an engrossing one, with Nairo Quintana incomes his 2nd occupation win by way of attacking a past due breakaway. Angel Lopez (Colombia/Astana) discovered himself remoted within the hilly ultimate quarter of the level and misplaced his pink chief’s jersey to Irishman Nicolas Roche of Sunweb. It’s the second one time Roche has led the Vuelta, the primary time again in 2013 when he was once with Saxo-Tinkoff.

The Direction

Standard of new Vueltas, there have been right kind hills in the second one level, with a Cat. 2 quickly after the beginning. Close to the top of the 199.6 km from Benidorn to Calpe, organizers had positioned some other Cat. 2, the Alto de Puig Llorença, 2.Nine km of 9.Nine %.

Breakaway

A quartet of fugitives is a normal sized breakaway for the primary highway level of a Grand Excursion. Angel Madrazo of the purple-clad, wildcard Burgos-BH squad climbed into the digital mountains jersey by way of cresting Cat. 2 Puerto de Confrides and Cat. Three Alto de Benilloba first.

Alto de Puig Llorença

The final of the escapees was once swept up simply prior to the quick, steep Puig Llorença climb. Pierre Latour, Davide Formolo and George Bennett skipped away at the first ramps. Lopez, Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, and Primoz Roglic joined the transfer. Valverde led a powerful crew excessive.

Twenty-four lumpy kilometres remained. Roglic, Mikel Nieve, Rigoberto Uran, Quintana, Roche and Fabio Aru dashed clear of Lopez. Remoted, Lopez were given a bit panicky and led the chase himself. With 12-km to head, the space was once 21-seconds.

Quintana attacked when he sensed a loss of concord and led solo underneath the pink kite.

The Colombian 2016 titlist held tricky to win by way of 5 seconds and is in arrears of Roche by way of two seconds on GC. It was once Quintana’s 8th Grand Excursion level win and his 2nd of the season.

It was once a foul day for Steven Kruijswijk, however a fair worse day for Ineos’ safe riders, as Wout Poels and Tao Geoghegan Hart completed virtually ten mins in the back of.


2019 Vuelta a España Level 2

1) Nairo Quintana (Colombia/Movistar) 5:11:17
2) Nicolas Roche (Eire/Sunweb) +0:05
3) Primoz Roglic (Slovenia/Jumbo-Visma) s.t.

2019 Vuelta a España GC
1) Nicolas Roche (Eire/Sunweb) 5:26:12
2) Nairo Quintana (Colombia/Movistar) +0:02
3) Rigoberto Uran (Colombia/EF Schooling First) +0:08
4) Mikel Nieve (Spain/Mitchelton-Scott) +0:22
5) Angel Lopez (Colombia/Astana) +0:33
6) Primoz Roglic (Slovenia/Jumbo-Visma) +0:36

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