Vuelta 2016 Favourites stage 2: Rare chance for sprinters in La Vuelta

Nikias ArndtTraditionally the Vuelta a España is not loaded with stage for the fast men. This edition is no different. Stage 2 is not entirely flat, yet the obstacles are doable. So chances for sprinters! (Slideshow route/profile)

Halfway the 2nd stage the riders face a 2nd category climb. At the top it’s still 80 kilometres to go to the finish line, so it’s not to be expected the riders will go full gas. Furthermore, in the rest of the race there are enough chances to close any gaps in the peloton. The second half of the race brings ample opportunities to reel in escapees. Two climbs in the last section should not hinder the fast men, so this stage is expected to boil down to a bunch sprint

Favourites 2nd stage Vuelta a España

*** Tosh Van der Sande, Nikias Arndt
** Niccolo Bonifazio, Gianni Meersman, Kristian Sbaragli
* Daniele Bennati, Fabio Felline, Tyler Farrar

Vuelta a España 2016 stage 2: height profile, route maps, and more

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