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Volta a Catalunya: Valverde wins stage 2 in Valls

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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in the leader's jersey

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in the leader's jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)
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Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) in the blue jersey after stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) in the blue jersey after stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alejandro Valverde on the Volta a Catalunya podium after winning stage 2

Alejandro Valverde on the Volta a Catalunya podium after winning stage 2 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Robert Power (Mitchelton-Scott) leads the peloton during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Robert Power (Mitchelton-Scott) leads the peloton during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Movistar at the tip of the spear during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Movistar at the tip of the spear during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Pierre Rolland (EF Education First-Drapac) in the cars after a mechanical.

Pierre Rolland (EF Education First-Drapac) in the cars after a mechanical. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alejandro Valverde on the Volta a Catalunya podium

Alejandro Valverde on the Volta a Catalunya podium (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin) visits the team car

Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin) visits the team car (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alvaro Hodeg tucked into the Quick-Step train at Volta a Catalunya

Alvaro Hodeg tucked into the Quick-Step train at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alvaro Hodeg tucked into the Quick-Step train at Volta a Catalunya

Alvaro Hodeg tucked into the Quick-Step train at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alvaro Hodeg ( Quick-Step Floors) in the leader's jersey during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Alvaro Hodeg ( Quick-Step Floors) in the leader's jersey during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Movistar ride in formation during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Movistar ride in formation during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alvaro Hodeg ( Quick-Step Floors) in the leader's jersey during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Alvaro Hodeg ( Quick-Step Floors) in the leader's jersey during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Sergio Luis Henao (Team Sky)

Sergio Luis Henao (Team Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alvaro Hodeg at the Quick-Step team care during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Alvaro Hodeg at the Quick-Step team care during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bidon time

Bidon time (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The stage 2 breakaway at Volta a Catalunya

The stage 2 breakaway at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Sergio Luis Henao (Team Sky) takes off after a mechanical

Sergio Luis Henao (Team Sky) takes off after a mechanical (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A mechanic helps Sergio Luis Henao (Team Sky) with a mechanical

A mechanic helps Sergio Luis Henao (Team Sky) with a mechanical (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Igor Merino Cortazar (Burgos BH), Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ) in the breakaway during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Igor Merino Cortazar (Burgos BH), Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ) in the breakaway during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin)

Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mathias Frank (AG2R La Mondiale)

Mathias Frank (AG2R La Mondiale) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Ruben Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy)

Ruben Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alvaro Hodeg poses with a fan at Volta a Catalunya

Alvaro Hodeg poses with a fan at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias)

Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Igor Merino Cortazar (Burgos BH) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

Igor Merino Cortazar (Burgos BH) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alvaro Jose Hodeg and James Knox

Alvaro Jose Hodeg and James Knox (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Igor Merino Cortazar (Burgos BH), Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ) in the breakaway during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Igor Merino Cortazar (Burgos BH), Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ) in the breakaway during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Volta a Catalunya peloton in action during stage 2

The Volta a Catalunya peloton in action during stage 2 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Scenery along the route of stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Volta a Catalunya peloton in action during stage 2

The Volta a Catalunya peloton in action during stage 2 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Volta a Catalunya peloton in action during stage 2

The Volta a Catalunya peloton in action during stage 2 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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James Knox (Quick-Step Floors) leads the bunch during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

James Knox (Quick-Step Floors) leads the bunch during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Michael Morkov (Quick-Step Floors)

Michael Morkov (Quick-Step Floors) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic)

Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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James Knox (Quick-Step Floors) leads the bunch during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

James Knox (Quick-Step Floors) leads the bunch during stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins stage 2 at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won stage 2 of the Volta a Catalunya in Valls, west of Barcelona, using his fast finish to beat Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) after surviving the late Coll de Lilla climb and a series of tight turns.

McCarthy looked set to win the sprint, but Valverde came from behind along the barriers to take victory by a bike length. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) impressed in the sprint taking fourth, with Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) fifth.

Stage 1 winner Alvaro Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors) was distanced on the late climb, and so Valverde also took the race lead thanks to time bonuses. He leads McCarthy by four seconds, with Impey third at six seconds.

Quintana is fourth at 11 seconds as Movistar prepare to defend the race lead during the first mountain stage of this year's Volta a Catalunya up to the Vallter 2000 ski resort. Valverde wanted to enjoy his surprise victory but is also ready to defend the leader's white and green leader's jersey.

"It was a great day, there was a lot of pressure on us because the headwind slowed the race but the team worked extremely well," he explained.

"The team kept me up front, and we picked up the intermediate bonus but the plan wasn't really to win a stage like this, and when it happens you have to go for it. This win is for my son Ivan, who broke his collarbone playing football.

"Tomorrow is going to be a very tough day. Now I've got the lead and so we're going to try and keep it."

A long ride into a headwind

The 175km stage rolled out of Mataro', east of Barcelona under sunny skies, with rider facing a day in the rolling hills behind the Catalunya capital. Valverde won in Valls in 2015. Wout Poels (Team Sky) was the last rider to win a stage in Valls in 2016, with the town also the home to the late Xavier Tondo, who died tragically in a freak accident when a garage door fell on him in 2011.

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) was the only non-starter as he continued to struggle with bronchitis and was withdrawn by his team. With the first big mountain stage to Vallter 2000 coming on Wednesday and a constant headwind, the riders were cautious about spending energy and were happy when Igor Merino (Burgos), Antonio Molina (Caja Rural) and Mikel Bizkarra (Euskadi) got away virtually from the drop of the flag to form the early break of the day.

Their lead was up to 3:00 after just 15km with Quick-Step Floors leading the chase to defend stage 1 winner Alvaro Hodeg's lead. The 22-year-old British neo-pro, James Knox, was again given the job of setting tempo on the front of the peloton, and he helped keep the break under control.

The stage rolled along at an average of just 36km/h due to the headwind, with the only disruption coming with 70km to go when a level crossing forced the race commissaires to stop the break and the peloton. The trio was allowed to open their 2:10 again, despite the peloton trying to set off sooner than the commissaires wished. They were forced to stand in the middle of the road to stop them.

Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) was 60km to go, apparently due to a knee problem, with Andrey Grivko (Astana) the only rider keen to liven up the race by jumping across to the break, as the gap came down and the race passed through snow-covered but still sunny fields. However he then decided to attack the break, and with the Movistar team leading the chase, the break was soon caught back on the long gradual descent.

The 22-year-old French man Cyril Barthe (Euskadi) took off alone with 41km to go but was left to hang out front. He took the final intermediate sprint in Sarral. Interestingly, Valverde and Nairo Quintana took second and third to pick up the two and one second time bonuses, which could prove vital later in the week.

The late Coll de Lilla climb was steep but fast on wide roads and was raced hard, with Mitchelton-Scott pushing the pace thanks to Rob Power and Carlos Verona. That proved too much for Hodeg, who was spat out of the peloton with 12km to go. Other sprinters soon followed him as the pace finally turned high.

Pierre Latour (AG2R-La Mondiale) tried an attack over the summit, but the pace proved too high on the descent, ensuring a high-speed, hectic sprint finish. Bahrain-Merida seemed in charge and tried to lead out Enrico Gasparotto, but Valverde was lurking in the wheels and came through along the barriers to win.

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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team4:41:50
2Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott
3Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
4Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky
5Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
6Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
7José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
8Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
9Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
10Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
11Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
12Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors
13Warren Barguil (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
14Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
15Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team
16Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
17Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team
18Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
19Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
20Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ
21Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
22Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb
23George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo
24Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
25Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky
26Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH
27Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
28Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team
29Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
30Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal
31Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
32Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
33Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott
34Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb
35Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
36Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
37Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
38Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
39Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
40Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
41Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
42Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
43Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
44Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
45Stef Clement (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
46Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
47Carlos Verona (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott
48Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates
49Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
50Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
51Amael Moinard (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
53Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data
54Aldemar Reyes Ortega (Col) Manzana Postobon
55Rob Power (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
56Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
57Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon
58Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
59Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
60Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
61James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal
62Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo
63Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
64Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Fortuneo-Samsic
65Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
66Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
67Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
68Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
69Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
70Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors
71Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo
72Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
73Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team
74Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
75David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
76Jhojan Orlando Garcia Sosa (Col) Manzana Postobon
77Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors
78Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH
79Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
80Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky
81Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
82Fabio Duarte (Col) Manzana Postobon
83Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Trek-Segafredo
84Joaquim Silva (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
85Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
86Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
87Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
88Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
89Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy
90Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo
91Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky
92Wilmar Andres Paredes Zapata (Col) Manzana Postobon
93David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
94Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
95Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:00:49
96Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates
97Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
98Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo
99Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal
100Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
101Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
102Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
103Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
104Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
105Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
106Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin
107Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
108Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb
109Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
110Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
111Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
112Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors
113Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
114Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
115Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin
116Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Burgos BH0:01:25
117Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH0:01:27
118Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
119Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
120Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin
121Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
122Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb
123Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon
124Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb
125Hernan Ricardo Aguirre Caipa (Col) Manzana Postobon
126Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
127François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
128Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors
129Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
130Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data
131Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team
132Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
133Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
134Jérémy Roy (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
135Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
136Rory Sutherland (Aus) UAE Team Emirates0:01:34
137Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
138Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH
139Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data
140Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
141Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
142Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data
143Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Bora-Hansgrohe
144Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb
145Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos BH
146Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
147Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy
148Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
149Bram Tankink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:02:39
150Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy0:03:17
151Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team
152Alvaro Hodeg (Col) Quick-Step Floors
153Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
154Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
155Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
156Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
157Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
158Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
159James Knox (GBr) Quick-Step Floors
160Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
161Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
162Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky
163Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
164Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
165Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH
166Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
167Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
168Jérémy Maison (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
169William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:03:56
170Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb0:06:16
171Cyril Barthe (Fra) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
172Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe
173Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFRobert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
DNSNacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Por de la Font de la Cera, km. 16.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos BH3pts
2Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2
3Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1

Mountain 2 (Cat. 2) Coll De Lilla, km. 165
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5pts
2Carlos Verona (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott3
3Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team2
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team1

Intermediate sprint 1 - Igualada, km. 104.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3pts
2Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos BH2
3Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1

Intermediate sprint 2 - Sarral, km. 146.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cyril Barthe (Fra) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias3pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team2
3Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team1

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bahrain-Merida14:05:30
2Movistar Team
3Team Sky
4Mitchelton-Scott
5Astana Pro Team
6Fortuneo-Samsic
7Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
8EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
9Team LottoNl-Jumbo
10Bora-Hansgrohe
11Lotto Soudal
12AG2R La Mondiale
13Groupama-FDJ
14Trek-Segafredo
15BMC Racing Team
16UAE Team Emirates
17Quick-Step Floors
18Dimension Data
19Manzana Postobon
20Israel-Cycling Academy
21Team Sunweb0:00:49
22Katusha-Alpecin
23Cofidis, Solutions Credits
24Burgos-BH0:01:25
25Euskadi Basque Country0:01:27

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team8:21:09
2Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:04
3Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:06
4Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:11
5Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:00:12
6Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors
7Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
8Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
9Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH
10Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky
11Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
12Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ
13Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
14Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
15Warren Barguil (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
16Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal
17Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
18Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team
20Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates
21Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
22Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky
24Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
25Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott
26Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
27Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
28Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
29Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
30Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
31Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb
32Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
33Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
34George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
36Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors
37Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors
38David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
39Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
40Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
41Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb
42Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team
43Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
44Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
45Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
46Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
47Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
48José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
49Stef Clement (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
50Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
51Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
52James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal
53Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
54Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky
55Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
56Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
57Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
58Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
59Amael Moinard (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
60Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo
61Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
62Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team
63Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Fortuneo-Samsic
64Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo
65Aldemar Reyes Ortega (Col) Manzana Postobon
66Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon
67Carlos Verona (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott
68Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data
69Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
70Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
71Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
72Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
73Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team
74Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
75Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
76Fabio Duarte (Col) Manzana Postobon
77Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Trek-Segafredo
78Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
79Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH
80Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
81Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
82Jhojan Orlando Garcia Sosa (Col) Manzana Postobon
83Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky
84Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
85Rob Power (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
86Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy
87Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
88Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
89Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
90Wilmar Andres Paredes Zapata (Col) Manzana Postobon
91Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo
92Joaquim Silva (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
93David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
94Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
95Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo0:01:01
96Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
97Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
98Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
99Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
100Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
102Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
103Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
104Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb
105Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
106Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
107Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin
108Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
109Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
110Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates
111Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal
112Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin
113Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:01:34
114Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Burgos BH0:01:37
115Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors0:01:39
116Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
117Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon
118Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
119Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin
120Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
121Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb
122Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team
123Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
124Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
125François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
126Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
127Jérémy Roy (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
128Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
129Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy0:01:44
130Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos BH
131Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:01:45
132Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:46
133Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy
134Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data
135Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
136Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data
137Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
138Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb0:02:05
139Hernan Ricardo Aguirre Caipa (Col) Manzana Postobon
140Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb0:02:12
141Rory Sutherland (Aus) UAE Team Emirates0:02:30
142Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:34
143Bram Tankink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:02:51
144Alvaro Hodeg (Col) Quick-Step Floors0:03:19
145Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:03:29
146Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
147Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
148Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
149Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
150Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH
151Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team
152Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
153James Knox (GBr) Quick-Step Floors
154Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
155Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
156Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
157Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
158Jérémy Maison (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
159Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky
160William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:04:08
161Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:00
162Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:22
163Cyril Barthe (Fra) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:06:25
164Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb0:06:28
165Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH0:06:38
166Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy0:06:42
167Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
168Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:45
169Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:07:42
170Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:07:48
171Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:49
172Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:09:32
173Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:12:28

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5pts
2Wilmar Andres Paredes Zapata (Col) Manzana Postobon3
3Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos BH3
4Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team3
5Carlos Verona (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott3
6José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team2
7Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team1

Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team5pts
2Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team5
3Cyril Barthe (Fra) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias3
4Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team2
6Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos BH2
7Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team1
8Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1

Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida8:21:21
2Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky
3Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
4Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal
5Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
6Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
7Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
8Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe

Regional riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias8:21:21
2Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH
3Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
4Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:27

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bahrain-Merida25:04:03
2Bora-Hansgrohe
3Movistar Team
4Quick-Step Floors
5Team Sky
6Mitchelton-Scott
7BMC Racing Team
8Astana Pro Team
9Fortuneo-Samsic
10Groupama-FDJ
11Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
12EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
13UAE Team Emirates
14Team LottoNl-Jumbo
15AG2R La Mondiale
16Lotto Soudal
17Trek-Segafredo
18Dimension Data
19Manzana Postobon
20Israel-Cycling Academy
21Team Sunweb0:00:49
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits
23Katusha-Alpecin
24Burgos-BH0:01:25
25Euskadi Basque Country0:01:27

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