Today's stage might have a big climb in it, but there are 26.6km between the top and the finish line in Santa Barbara, so there is a chance for the sprinters to come back.
One rider looking for revenge after stage 1 is Giant-Shimano's John Degenkolb. He told Cyclingnews' Pat Malach:
"Yesterday was a really good opportunity, but we missed it, and that's the situation now and we have to handle it.
"Today is another opportunity. It's not going to be an easy one. It's going to be a very tough stage. Most important is that we are going to protect Lawson Craddock in the GC. If there's a possibility for a sprint, then I am definitely going to try to hang on and go for it."
And how many riders could there be left after such a climb?
"It depends on the race and the situation. The riders make the race. That's the point. If there is an early breakaway this will also be important and have a big influence."