Vuelta 2017: Lampaert takes stage and leader’s jersey

yves lampaert - Vuelta 2017: Lampaert takes stage and leader's jerseyThe route of stage 2 in the Vuelta a España leads along the Mediterranean coast. A constant thread of echelon's becomes a reality with 2 kilometres remaining. Yves Lampaert goes solo to race to the stage win and leader's jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2017 Vuelta

1. Yves Lampaert (bel)
2. Matteo Trentin (ita) s.t.
3. Adam Blythe (gbr) s.t.
4. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
5. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
6. Michael Schwarzmann (ger) s.t.
7. Tom Van Asbroeck (bel) s.t.
8. Daniel Oss (ita) s.t.
9. Patrick Konrad (aut) s.t.
10. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.

11. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.05
16. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.08
18. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) s.t.
19. Fabio Aru (ita) s.t.
20. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
23. Rafal Majka (pol) s.t.
25. Carlos Betancur (col) s.t.
26. Wout Poels (nld) s.t.
29. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
33. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) s.t.
35. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
41. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
44. Warren Barguil (fra) + 0.13
48. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
49. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) s.t.
50. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) s.t.
58. Miguel Angel López (col) s.t.
62. Alberto Contador (spa) s.t.
65. Bob Jungels (lux) s.t.
70. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
81. Louis Meintjes (rsa) s.t.

GC after the 2nd stage
1. Yves Lampaert (bel)
2. Matteo Trentin (ita) + 0.01
3. Daniel Oss (ita) + 0.03
4. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 0.17
5. Nicolas Roche (irl) s.t.
6. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
7. Julian Alaphippe (fra) + 0.18
8. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
9. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.21
10. Wout Poels (nld) s.t.

12. Warren Barguil (fra) s.t.
13. Bob Jungels (lux) s.t.
14. Sam Oomen (nld) s.t.
17. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.26
19. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.29
20. Rafal Majka (pol) + 0.33
22. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.34
24. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.35
25. Carlos Betancur (col) + 0.36
44. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.50
47. Alberto Contador (spa) + 0.52
50. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.53
56. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.57
59. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 0.58
60. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.
62. Rui Costa (por) + 0.59
65. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.03
70. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 1.04

Race report
Despite several riders trying to break away at the beginning of the race the peloton remains bunched for a long time. Several teams (of GC contenders) control the race. Being wary of echelons, they try to maintain their leaders in the front positions.

With 30 kms to go the peloton splits, but shortly the gaps are closed. Trentin wins the intermediate sprint in Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude ahead of Haller and Oss.

In the last 8 kms a new split appears and with 2 kms to go, Quick-Step puts in a move with three riders, tearing the field apart. A couple of riders cross over before Lampaert takes off in the last km to solo to victory.

Nibali is one of the riders who managed to get in the first group and he is the best finisher of the GC favourites.

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