Vuelta 2022: Bennett sprints to victory, Teunissen takes red

Sam Bennett - Vuelta 2022: Bennett sprints to victory, Teunissen takes redfoto: Cor VosSam Bennett sprints to triumph in the 2nd stage of La Vuelta. He outguns Mads Pedersen and Tim Merlier on the line, while Mike Teunissen moves into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2022 Vuelta

1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Mads Pedersen (den) s.t.
4. Tim Merlier (bel) s.t.
4. Mike Teunissen (nld) z.t
5. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
6. Daniel McLay (gbr) s.t.
7. Itamar Einhorn (isr) s.t.
8. Jake Stewart (gbr) s.t.
9. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
10. Kaden Groves (aus) s.t.

143. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 0.58
150. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
157. Alexey Lutsenko (kaz) s.t.

GC after stage 2

1. Mike Teunissen (nld)
2. Edoardo Affini (ita) s.t.
3. Sam Oomen (nld) s.t.
4. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
5. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
6. Robert Gesink (nld) s.t.
7. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.13
8. Ethan Hayter (gbr) s.t.
9. Pavel Sivakov (fra) s.t.
10. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) s.t.

Race report
Five riders open up a gap early on. Jetse Bol, Julius van den Berg, Xabier Mikel Azparren, Thibault Guernalec and Pau Miquel put more than 5 minutes into the peloton. That’s all they get.

The five are almost caught with 100 kilometres to go before the gap bounces back to 1 minute.

Van den Berg sprints to the first polka dot jersey on the Alto de Amerongse before the attackers are reeled in with 60 kilometer remaining.

Luis Ángel Maté goes solo inside the last 45 kilometres and he is caught 20 kilometres later.

Mads Pedersen opens the sprint early, but he runs out of steam a bit and Sam Bennett overhauls him. Mike Teunissen finishes in fourth to move into the red jersey.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2022 Vuelta.

Vuelta 2022 stage 2: routes, profiles, more

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