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2018 Vuelta a España

STAGE 2: Marbella to Caminito del Rey

August 26, 2018

The toughest riders who wish to fight for La Roja will have to start making themselves known. The finale will allow a climber to win the stage, just like Esteban Chaves did in 2015, although the finish line has been moved to the visitor reception center of Caminito del Rey. With regard to the general classification, there will be no major differences and the peloton may well make it to the start of the climb as one big group.

Vuelta Stage 2: Valverde wins; Kwiatkowski takes red

Alejandro Valverde celebrated his win on stage 2 of the Vuelta a España. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) outsprinted Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) on the uphill finish of the second stage of the Vuelta a España. Laurens De Plus (Quick Step-Floors) rolled across the line a few seconds later for third on the day. Kwiatkowski’s second-place finish means he takes overall race leadership from Rohan Dennis (BMC), who was distanced on the run-in to the final climb. 

The second day of the Spanish grand tour was marked by extreme heat and an unforgiving parcours, which made for a brutal stage of racing and separated the pretenders from the contenders. BMC’s Richie Porte, who was touted as a pre-race favorite, was unable to hold the pace. His teammate and race leader heading into stage 2, Dennis, was also dropped and ended up losing over thirteen minutes by the finish.

When Sky went to the front to set their infernal pace at the base of the final 5km-long climb, Vincenzo Nibali was jettisoned from the group. A few kilometers later, Movistar took over pacemaking to set up Valverde for the stage. However, when De Plus attacked just outside the final kilometer, the stage win looked to be in peril.

With 500 meters to go and the stage win disappearing up the road, Valverde took up the chase himself. The veteran rider jumped out of the bunch with Kwiatkowski glued to his wheel. When the two chasers caught and passed De Plus, Valverde slowed just enough to let an over-eager Kwiatkowski take the lead. As they rounded the final corner, Valverde pounced and overtook the Sky rider.

Despite missing out on the stage victory, Kwiatkowski took the overall race lead, with Valverde moving in second place at 14 seconds back.

The main general classification challengers met mixed fates, with Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb), George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo), Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First-Drapac) all finishing three seconds behind the front duo. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates), Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac) all came in 8 seconds back. Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) lost 1:01 and Dan Martin (UAE-Team Emirates) conceded 1:15.

La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 2 Results

1VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team4:13:01
2KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky,,
3DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors0:03
4KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb ,,
5BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
6GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale,,
7BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe,,
8URÁN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
9QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team,,
10PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ,,
11HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott,,
12FORMOLO DavideBORA - hansgrohe,,
13DEVENYNS DriesQuick-Step Floors0:08
14KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
15IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
16WOODS MichaelTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
17DE LA CRUZ DavidTeam Sky,,
18MAS EnricQuick-Step Floors,,
19ARU FabioUAE-Team Emirates,,
20MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe,,
21YATES SimonMitchelton-Scott,,
22MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo,,
23HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
24HENAO SergioTeam Sky,,
25FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo,,
26MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ,,
27ROCHE NicolasBMC Racing Team0:15
28CONTI ValerioUAE-Team Emirates0:19
29MEINTJES LouisTeam Dimension Data,,
30BILBAO PelloAstana Pro Team,,
31VILLELLA DavideAstana Pro Team,,
32LÓPEZ Miguel ÁngelAstana Pro Team,,
33BRAMBILLA GianlucaTrek - Segafredo0:23
34KUDUS MerhawiTeam Dimension Data0:28
35SERRY PieterQuick-Step Floors,,
36ZEITS AndreyAstana Pro Team0:37
37GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb ,,
38CAMPENAERTS VictorLotto Soudal,,
39ROSSETTO StéphaneCofidis, Solutions Crédits0:43
40MORENO DanielTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:50
41RODRÍGUEZ CristiánCaja Rural - Seguros RGA1:01
42PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
43PRADES EduardEuskadi - Murias ,,
44PARDILLA SergioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
45ANACONA WinnerMovistar Team,,
46ANTÓN IgorTeam Dimension Data,,
47ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
48BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin1:05
49CUBERO JorgeBurgos-BH 1:13
50MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates1:15
51RODRÍGUEZ ÓscarEuskadi - Murias 1:24
52GEOGHEGAN HART TaoTeam Sky1:26
53HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott,,
54MCCARTHY JayBORA - hansgrohe,,
55BOOKWALTER BrentBMC Racing Team1:38
56CARAPAZ RichardMovistar Team1:48
57ARMÉE SanderLotto Soudal1:50
58DUPONT HubertAG2R La Mondiale1:56
59PETILLI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates2:00
60GHEBREIGZABHIER AmanuelTeam Dimension Data2:11
61MOLINA AntonioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA2:14
62MAS LluísCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
63BOL JetseBurgos-BH 2:15
64LAMMERTINK MauritsTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
65VAN ASBROECK TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
66PUCCIO SalvatoreTeam Sky2:37
67TEUNS DylanBMC Racing Team2:46
68GIBBONS RyanTeam Dimension Data,,
69DE TIER FlorisTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2:52
70HERRADA JoséCofidis, Solutions Crédits3:00
71LAENGEN Vegard Stake UAE-Team Emirates3:02
72MACHADO TiagoTeam Katusha - Alpecin3:13
73OLIVEIRA NelsonMovistar Team,,
74PREIDLER GeorgGroupama - FDJ3:22
75GENIEZ AlexandreAG2R La Mondiale,,
76KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin3:29
77CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3:34
78THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ3:42
79PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team4:04
80BOUHANNI NacerCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
81NIBALI VincenzoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
82GARCÍA IvánBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
83BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
84IRIZAR MarkelTrek - Segafredo,,
85KING BenTeam Dimension Data,,
86PETERS NansAG2R La Mondiale,,
87CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo,,
88GASTAUER BenAG2R La Mondiale,,
89CHEREL MickaëlAG2R La Mondiale,,
90BIZKARRA MikelEuskadi - Murias ,,
91HOLLENSTEIN RetoTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
92HINDLEY JaiTeam Sunweb ,,
93STALNOV NikitaAstana Pro Team,,
94PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe4:11
95IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team4:42
96STORER MichaelTeam Sunweb 4:45
97DELAGE MickaëlGroupama - FDJ5:00
98ARANBURU AlexCaja Rural - Seguros RGA5:14
99MONFORT MaximeLotto Soudal5:43
100CATALDO DarioAstana Pro Team6:31
101BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team,,
102GONÇALVES JoséTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
103BAGÜES AritzEuskadi - Murias ,,
104EZQUERRA JesúsBurgos-BH ,,
105AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team6:33
106CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky,,
107VINCENT LéoGroupama - FDJ7:04
108ALBASINI MichaelMitchelton-Scott,,
109RAVASI EdwardUAE-Team Emirates7:18
110PADUN MarkBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team7:26
111DOCKER MitchellTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8:04
112RUBIO DiegoBurgos-BH 10:11
113CABEDO ÓscarBurgos-BH ,,
114LE TURNIER MathiasCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
115KUSS SeppTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
116ITURRIA MikelEuskadi - Murias ,,
117LEEZER TomTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
118DE MARCHI AlessandroBMC Racing Team10:21
119ASGREEN KasperQuick-Step Floors10:30
120WALLAYS JelleLotto Soudal10:45
121ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team10:54
122TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott,,
123DUCHESNE AntoineGroupama - FDJ,,
124LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal,,
125VAN BAARLE DylanTeam Sky,,
126SIVAKOV PavelTeam Sky,,
127CHETOUT LoïcCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
128SARREAU MarcGroupama - FDJ,,
129SIMÓN JordiBurgos-BH ,,
130ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
131HIRT JanAstana Pro Team,,
132SCHULTZ NickCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
133REIJNEN KielTrek - Segafredo,,
134FRÖHLINGER JohannesTeam Sunweb ,,
135LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo11:22
136VAN POPPEL DannyTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
137MEZGEC LukaMitchelton-Scott12:09
138GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale12:18
139SABATINI FabioQuick-Step Floors13:31
140SÁEZ HéctorEuskadi - Murias ,,
141DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal,,
142BRAVO GarikoitzEuskadi - Murias ,,
143ABERASTURI JonEuskadi - Murias ,,
144SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe,,
145VENTOSO Francisco JoséBMC Racing Team,,
146MENDES JoséBurgos-BH ,,
147VIVIANI EliaQuick-Step Floors,,
148PORTE RichieBMC Racing Team,,
149YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott,,
150VAN ZYL JohannTeam Dimension Data,,
151PIBERNIK LukaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
152ROSSKOPF JoeyBMC Racing Team,,
153NIZZOLO GiacomoTrek - Segafredo,,
154MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
155SOTO Nelson AndrésCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
156BRÄNDLE MatthiasTrek - Segafredo,,
157RESTREPO JhonatanTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
158VANBILSEN KennethCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
159SCHWARZMANN MichaelBORA - hansgrohe,,
160WALSCHEID MaxTeam Sunweb ,,
161TORRES PabloBurgos-BH ,,
162FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team,,
163TUSVELD MartijnTeam Sunweb ,,
164LASTRA JonathanCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
165BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe,,
166EDMONDSON AlexMitchelton-Scott,,
167DENNIS RohanBMC Racing Team,,
168BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE-Team Emirates,,
169MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Floors,,
170CUMMINGS SteveTeam Dimension Data,,
171TEUNISSEN MikeTeam Sunweb ,,
172VAN DER SANDE ToshLotto Soudal,,
173CONSONNI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates,,
174LANGEVELD SebastianTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
175DUVAL JulienAG2R La Mondiale35:21
176BOOM LarsTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
1KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky4:22:40
2VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team0:14
3KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb 0:25
4DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors0:28
5IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team0:30
6FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo,,
7BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe0:32
8GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale0:33
9QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team,,
10MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo0:35
11KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:37
12YATES SimonMitchelton-Scott,,
13MAS EnricQuick-Step Floors0:42
14MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe,,
15DEVENYNS DriesQuick-Step Floors0:43
16PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ,,
17CAMPENAERTS VictorLotto Soudal0:44
18BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:45
19ARU FabioUAE-Team Emirates0:47
20URÁN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:48
21MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ,,
22BILBAO PelloAstana Pro Team0:49
23ROCHE NicolasBMC Racing Team0:50
24HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott,,
25DE LA CRUZ DavidTeam Sky0:53
26LÓPEZ Miguel ÁngelAstana Pro Team0:54
27HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
28CONTI ValerioUAE-Team Emirates,,
29FORMOLO DavideBORA - hansgrohe0:56
30GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 0:58
31HENAO SergioTeam Sky0:59
32BRAMBILLA GianlucaTrek - Segafredo1:01
33VILLELLA DavideAstana Pro Team,,
34WOODS MichaelTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:07
35SERRY PieterQuick-Step Floors1:09
36MEINTJES LouisTeam Dimension Data1:16
37KUDUS MerhawiTeam Dimension Data1:30
38ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin1:31
39ANACONA WinnerMovistar Team1:36
40ZEITS AndreyAstana Pro Team1:37
41MORENO DanielTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:40
42ROSSETTO StéphaneCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:44
43GEOGHEGAN HART TaoTeam Sky1:50
44ANTÓN IgorTeam Dimension Data1:52
45MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates1:53
46HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott1:54
47PRADES EduardEuskadi - Murias 1:59
48PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team2:00
49BOOKWALTER BrentBMC Racing Team2:01
50BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin2:07
51MCCARTHY JayBORA - hansgrohe2:14
52RODRÍGUEZ CristiánCaja Rural - Seguros RGA2:16
53CUBERO JorgeBurgos-BH 2:20
54PARDILLA SergioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA2:21
55RODRÍGUEZ ÓscarEuskadi - Murias 2:22
56CARAPAZ RichardMovistar Team2:36
57GHEBREIGZABHIER AmanuelTeam Dimension Data2:51
58MAS LluísCaja Rural - Seguros RGA2:54
59ARMÉE SanderLotto Soudal2:55
60PETILLI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates2:57
61DUPONT HubertAG2R La Mondiale3:00
62VAN ASBROECK TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3:05
63LAMMERTINK MauritsTeam Katusha - Alpecin3:08
64TEUNS DylanBMC Racing Team,,
65MOLINA AntonioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA3:17
66BOL JetseBurgos-BH 3:19
67GIBBONS RyanTeam Dimension Data3:21
68OLIVEIRA NelsonMovistar Team3:30
69PUCCIO SalvatoreTeam Sky3:31
70LAENGEN Vegard Stake UAE-Team Emirates3:44
71DE TIER FlorisTeam LottoNL-Jumbo3:47
72PREIDLER GeorgGroupama - FDJ4:00
73GENIEZ AlexandreAG2R La Mondiale,,
74MACHADO TiagoTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
75THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ4:05
76HERRADA JoséCofidis, Solutions Crédits4:13
77CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4:14
78KING BenTeam Dimension Data4:33
79KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin4:37
80HOLLENSTEIN RetoTeam Katusha - Alpecin4:40
81IRIZAR MarkelTrek - Segafredo4:42
82NIBALI VincenzoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team4:44
83PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe4:45
84BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal4:46
85CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo4:51
86GARCÍA IvánBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team4:55
87HINDLEY JaiTeam Sunweb 4:56
88STALNOV NikitaAstana Pro Team4:57
89PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team5:06
90IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
91GASTAUER BenAG2R La Mondiale,,
92PETERS NansAG2R La Mondiale5:09
93CHEREL MickaëlAG2R La Mondiale5:10
94BIZKARRA MikelEuskadi - Murias 5:20
95BOUHANNI NacerCofidis, Solutions Crédits5:38
96STORER MichaelTeam Sunweb 5:44
97DELAGE MickaëlGroupama - FDJ6:12
98ARANBURU AlexCaja Rural - Seguros RGA6:15
99MONFORT MaximeLotto Soudal6:25
100CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky6:54
101AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team7:16
102CATALDO DarioAstana Pro Team7:22
103BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team7:25
104EZQUERRA JesúsBurgos-BH 7:28
105VINCENT LéoGroupama - FDJ7:40
106BAGÜES AritzEuskadi - Murias 7:41
107ALBASINI MichaelMitchelton-Scott7:42
108GONÇALVES JoséTeam Katusha - Alpecin7:49
109PADUN MarkBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team8:02
110RAVASI EdwardUAE-Team Emirates8:07
111DOCKER MitchellTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8:49
112DE MARCHI AlessandroBMC Racing Team10:42
113ASGREEN KasperQuick-Step Floors11:01
114RUBIO DiegoBurgos-BH 11:09
115LEEZER TomTeam LottoNL-Jumbo11:13
116VAN BAARLE DylanTeam Sky11:14
117WALLAYS JelleLotto Soudal,,
118SIVAKOV PavelTeam Sky11:25
119LE TURNIER MathiasCofidis, Solutions Crédits11:27
120ITURRIA MikelEuskadi - Murias ,,
121KUSS SeppTeam LottoNL-Jumbo11:28
122ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale11:34
123ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team11:38
124TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott11:43
125LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal11:48
126CABEDO ÓscarBurgos-BH 11:53
127DUCHESNE AntoineGroupama - FDJ11:54
128REIJNEN KielTrek - Segafredo11:56
129FRÖHLINGER JohannesTeam Sunweb 11:57
130SARREAU MarcGroupama - FDJ12:01
131SCHULTZ NickCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
132VAN POPPEL DannyTeam LottoNL-Jumbo12:04
133CHETOUT LoïcCofidis, Solutions Crédits12:09
134SIMÓN JordiBurgos-BH 12:17
135HIRT JanAstana Pro Team12:28
136LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo12:29
137GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale12:57
138MEZGEC LukaMitchelton-Scott13:08
139DENNIS RohanBMC Racing Team13:31
140LANGEVELD SebastianTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale13:56
141ROSSKOPF JoeyBMC Racing Team13:59
142TUSVELD MartijnTeam Sunweb ,,
143CUMMINGS SteveTeam Dimension Data14:00
144EDMONDSON AlexMitchelton-Scott14:01
145BRÄNDLE MatthiasTrek - Segafredo14:02
146SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe14:09
147YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott14:11
148VENTOSO Francisco JoséBMC Racing Team14:12
149WALSCHEID MaxTeam Sunweb 14:13
150VIVIANI EliaQuick-Step Floors14:14
151BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE-Team Emirates14:17
152DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal14:20
153TEUNISSEN MikeTeam Sunweb ,,
154SÁEZ HéctorEuskadi - Murias 14:21
155PORTE RichieBMC Racing Team14:22
156RESTREPO JhonatanTeam Katusha - Alpecin14:25
157CONSONNI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates14:27
158MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Floors14:30
159MENDES JoséBurgos-BH 14:35
160FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team,,
161VAN ZYL JohannTeam Dimension Data14:36
162SOTO Nelson AndrésCaja Rural - Seguros RGA14:37
163VAN DER SANDE ToshLotto Soudal14:38
164PIBERNIK LukaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
165MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits14:39
166SCHWARZMANN MichaelBORA - hansgrohe14:41
167SABATINI FabioQuick-Step Floors,,
168LASTRA JonathanCaja Rural - Seguros RGA14:42
169BRAVO GarikoitzEuskadi - Murias ,,
170TORRES PabloBurgos-BH 14:43
171NIZZOLO GiacomoTrek - Segafredo14:44
172VANBILSEN KennethCofidis, Solutions Crédits14:45
173BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe14:46
174ABERASTURI JonEuskadi - Murias 15:09
175BOOM LarsTeam LottoNL-Jumbo35:54
176DUVAL JulienAG2R La Mondiale36:20
1KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky40
2DENNIS RohanBMC Racing Team25
3VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team25
4KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb 20
5DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors16
6CAMPENAERTS VictorLotto Soudal16
7OLIVEIRA NelsonMovistar Team14
8BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo12
9VAN BAARLE DylanTeam Sky12
10GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale10
11DE MARCHI AlessandroBMC Racing Team10
12BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe9
13CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky9
14IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team8
15URÁN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8
16GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 8
17QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team7
18PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ6
19HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott5
20TEUNS DylanBMC Racing Team5
21GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale4
22FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo4
23FORMOLO DavideBORA - hansgrohe4
24DEVENYNS DriesQuick-Step Floors3
25THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ3
26KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2
27AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team2
28ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2
29MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits1
30BOOKWALTER BrentBMC Racing Team1
1MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits11
2DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal5
3ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4
4VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team3
5KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky2
6DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors1
7GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale1
1Team Sky 13:09:03
2BORA - hansgrohe0:48
3Quick-Step Floors0:50
4Trek - Segafredo0:56
5Movistar Team1:05
6Astana Pro Team1:41
7Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:45
9Team Dimension Data2:18
10UAE-Team Emirates2:31
11Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:44
12Groupama - FDJ4:07
13BMC Racing Team4:19
14Team Sunweb 4:52
15Team Katusha - Alpecin5:11
16Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team5:32
17Cofidis, Solutions Crédits5:44
18Caja Rural - Seguros RGA5:57
19AG2R La Mondiale6:08
20Lotto Soudal6:46
21Euskadi - Murias 8:12
22Burgos-BH 11:55

Results provided by ProCyclingStats.

Overnight race leader Rohan Dennis chatted with Dylan Van Baarle prior to the stage. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Pierre Rolland led the day’s early breakaway. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


The 163.5km stage from Marbella to Caminito Del Rey presented picturesque views and hot sun. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Peter Sagan suffered in the heat and was ultimately dropped on the final run-in to the finish. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Rohan Dennis was unable to hold the infernal pace and would lose his leader’s jersey by the end of the stage. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


The peloton passed stunning scenery during the stage in southern Spain. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images


Pierre Rolland and Alexis Gougeard were the final two survivors of the day’s early breakaway. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Richie Porte lost contact with the bunch and lost major time during stage 2 of the Vuelta. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Laurens De Plus plotted his late attack was the peloton raced up the final climb.
Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Team Sky and Movistar fought for leading position up the final climb. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Michal Kwiatkowski and Alejandro Valverde go head-to-head in the final few meters of the race. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Michal Kwiatkowski realized he had been outfoxed by the cagey Alejandro Valverde. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Valverde celebrates his victory. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images


Ilnur Zakarin came unglued on the final climb and would lose over a minute by the top. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images


Michal Kwiatkowski took the red jersey for Team Sky on the Vuelta’s second stage. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images