Ruta del Sol: Trentin wins stage 2

Matteo Trentin won after what he described as “probably the longest final kilometre ever” in stage two of the Vuelta a Andalucia on Thursday, claiming his second victory of the season and the ninth of 2019 for Mitchelton-Scott.

Trentin narrowly but convincingly beat Danny Van Poppel (Jumbo-Visma) in a seemingly interminable slow-motion sprint in the town of Torredonjimeno in eastern Andalucia. Bahrain-Merida’s Ivan Cortina tried to spring a surprise late attack in a finish, where timing and energy levels counted for as much as technical ability and sprinting strength, and the Spaniard came within just a few metres of taking the win.

He was swamped by the others sprinters at the line and although Van Poppel put in a powerful late surge for second, it was Trentin had the edge and who clinched the victory.

"It was really hard, probably the longest final kilometre ever,” the reigning European Road-Race champion said afterwards.

“It was chaotic because everyone wanted to sit on the front but of course after quite an easy stage today, everybody had the legs to be there. I got boxed in quite a lot on the last corner and Cortina got the jump. I saw he was pretty far away dragging uphill and I timed my sprint the best I could and it was just perfect.”

A long day in the saddle

Trentin’s move came at the end of a six hour, 216 kilometre trek eastwards through the rolling hills of central Andalucia, with little major race action in the first three quarters of the stage to break up the monotony of the never-ending lines of olive trees on each side of the road.

As the bunch eased along at a relatively sleepy 35km/h, Kevin Van Melsen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Alexander Kuilkovskiy (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Mattia Viel (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Umberto Orsini (Bardiani-CSF), Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar (Basque Country-Murias) and Dimitry Zhyhunou (Team Euskadi) carved out a hefty advantage of seven minutes in the first hour. It was only as their gap moved towards eight minutes that Lotto Soudal, working for race leader and stage 1 Tim Wellens, began to haul the line back in.

The margin between break and bunch tumbled much faster in the final hour when Trentin’s teammates at Mitchelton-Scott, spearheaded by Simon Yates, Mikel Nieve and Esteban Chaves, lined out the bunch. Luis León Sánchez (Astana) who had told one television reporter at the start that he was suffering from a leg injury, was spotted dropping back, one of the more unexpected victims of the high late pace.

After the break had folded completely on the one categorized climb of the day, the long grind of the third category Alto de Porcuna, a gutsy late solo move by Andalucian-born Jorge Cubero (Burgos-BH) helped keep the speed high. But a mass drive by the orange jerseys of Rally Cycling on the far side of the road, as it rose slowly and steadily towards Torredonjimeno, reeled Cubero in with three kilometres to go.

Team Jumbo-Visma then took over from the American squad, yet their attempt to keep matters in hand on the front was foiled by the slow motion sprint finish into Torredonjimeno. The low pace rendered control of the peloton all but impossible and Cortina’s late attack caused further problems.

Just as it seemed Cortina could fend off the best sprinters, Trentin and Euskadi-Murias Enrique Sanz, accelerating side by side in an almost perfectly matched tandem, overhauling the Bahrain-Merida racer in the last 50 metres. When Sanz faded at the finish, Van Poppel blasted past the Spanish sprinter but Trentin was already near the line and took his second victory of the new season.

After Thursday’s transition stage, stage three on Friday will be a short but technical individual time trial through the olive groves of north-eastern Andalucia.

It is 16 kilometres long and with a long, but steady 4.8 kilometre climb in the first third and a nasty kick up at the end. The time trial is very similar in format to last year’s time trial, where Tim Wellens finished eighth and sealed his overall victory in Andalucia. However, Saturday’s brutally hard high mountain stage to Granada will put the ball firmly back in the climbers court.

As for Thursday’s winner, “Tomorrow” - a time trial on Friday - “is easy,” Trentin explained, “then the day after I'm going to die and probably the last day suits me again.”

“I think with Jack [Haig, fourth overall -ed] we need to think a bit about the GC. I will take it easy and then we will see in Granada. We take it day by day.”


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott5:55:28
2Danny van Poppel (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 3 - Cell 2
5Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 4 - Cell 2
6Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-GobertRow 5 - Cell 2
7Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 6 - Cell 2
8Edward Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 7 - Cell 2
9Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Roompot-CharlesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 9 - Cell 2
11Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Colin Joyce (USA) Rally UHC CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 12 - Cell 2
14Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-FaizaneRow 13 - Cell 2
15Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 14 - Cell 2
16Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Equipo EuskadiRow 15 - Cell 2
17Cyril Barthe (Fra) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 16 - Cell 2
18Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-MeridaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 21 - Cell 2
23Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Col) Equipo EuskadiRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 23 - Cell 2
25Jordi Warlop (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 24 - Cell 2
26Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-GobertRow 25 - Cell 2
27Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 27 - Cell 2
29José Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 29 - Cell 2
31Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 31 - Cell 2
33Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 32 - Cell 2
34Ricardo Augusto Afonso Vilela (Por) Burgos-BHRow 33 - Cell 2
35Carlos Verona (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 36 - Cell 2
38Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Nikolai Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 38 - Cell 2
40Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 42 - Cell 2
44Rafael Valls (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 44 - Cell 2
46Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-ScottRow 45 - Cell 2
47Ibai Azurmendi Sagastibeltza (Spa) Equipo EuskadiRow 46 - Cell 2
48Mathias De Witte (Bel) Roompot-CharlesRow 47 - Cell 2
49Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 49 - Cell 2
51Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 50 - Cell 2
52Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BHRow 52 - Cell 2
54Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 53 - Cell 2
55Eduard Prades (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot-CharlesRow 55 - Cell 2
57Txomin Juaristi Arrieta (Spa) Equipo EuskadiRow 56 - Cell 2
58Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 57 - Cell 2
59Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 58 - Cell 2
60Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Movistar TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Aleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 61 - Cell 2
63Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:00:12
64Aaron Verwilst (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:14
65Nelson Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 64 - Cell 2
66Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-FaizaneRow 65 - Cell 2
67Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 66 - Cell 2
68Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:00:19
69Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:21
70Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:26
71Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 70 - Cell 2
72Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:28
73Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:00:29
74Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:00:32
75Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Equipo Euskadi0:00:35
76Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 75 - Cell 2
77David Gonzalez Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:46
78Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot-Charles0:00:48
79Lars Boom (Ned) Roompot-CharlesRow 78 - Cell 2
80Nick van der Lijke (Ned) Roompot-CharlesRow 79 - Cell 2
81Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma0:00:59
82Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 81 - Cell 2
83Xavier Cañellas Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:11
84Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Gobert0:01:28
85Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-GobertRow 84 - Cell 2
86Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 86 - Cell 2
88Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally UHC CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 88 - Cell 2
90Petr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo0:01:45
91José Fernandes Neves (Por) Burgos-BHRow 90 - Cell 2
92Thimo Willems (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 91 - Cell 2
93Robin Carpenter (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:02:11
94Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:02:13
95Daniel Lopez Parada (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 94 - Cell 2
96Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Equipo EuskadiRow 95 - Cell 2
97Alvaro Cuadros Morata (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:19
98Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 97 - Cell 2
99Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:02:24
100Marc Fournier (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:02:34
101Steven Lammertink (Ned) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:02:44
102Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 101 - Cell 2
103Corentin Ermenault (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:02:44
104Svein Tuft (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:02:52
105Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC CyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Moreno Moser (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:02:57
107Edoardo Affini (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:03:00
108Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty-GobertRow 107 - Cell 2
109Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 108 - Cell 2
110Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:03:37
111Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Jaimez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:04:07
112Alan Banaszek (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:39
113Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:05:11
114Enzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:14
115Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:05:30
116Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-ScottRow 115 - Cell 2
117Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-GobertRow 116 - Cell 2
118Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 117 - Cell 2
119Sean De Bie (Bel) Roompot-CharlesRow 118 - Cell 2
120Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wanty-Gobert0:09:54
121Alessandro Pessot (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:10:56
122Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 121 - Cell 2
123Mattia Viel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:17:17
124Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 123 - Cell 2
125Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 124 - Cell 2
126Dzmitry Zhyhunou (Blr) Equipo EuskadiRow 125 - Cell 2
127Alexandr Kulikovskiy (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 126 - Cell 2
128Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 127 - Cell 2
DNSBert De Backer (Bel) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 128 - Cell 2

General classification after stage 2

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal10:19:40
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:05
3Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 2 - Cell 2
4Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:00:09
6Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 6 - Cell 2
8Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Gobert0:00:13
11Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:00:14
12Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Col) Equipo Euskadi0:00:16
13Rafael Valls (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Gobert0:00:19
15Carlos Verona (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:21
16Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:00:22
17Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 16 - Cell 2
18Eduard Prades (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:25
20Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Equipo Euskadi0:00:31
21Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 20 - Cell 2
22Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 21 - Cell 2
23Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:33
24Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 23 - Cell 2
25Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 25 - Cell 2
27Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 26 - Cell 2
28Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida0:00:36
29Colin Joyce (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:00:37
30José Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:00:42
32Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot-CharlesRow 31 - Cell 2
33Mathias De Witte (Bel) Roompot-Charles0:00:44
34Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo0:00:46
35Ricardo Augusto Afonso Vilela (Por) Burgos-BH0:00:47
36Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:50
37Cyril Barthe (Fra) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:00:52
38Ibai Azurmendi Sagastibeltza (Spa) Equipo Euskadi0:00:54
39Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:00:59
40Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 39 - Cell 2
41Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 40 - Cell 2
42Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:01
43Nikolai Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jordi Warlop (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:05
46Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:13
47Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-FaizaneRow 46 - Cell 2
48Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:15
49Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 48 - Cell 2
50Aaron Verwilst (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 49 - Cell 2
51Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:01:18
52Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Movistar Team0:01:27
54Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:30
55Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:01:36
56Lars Boom (Ned) Roompot-Charles0:01:37
57Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:40
58Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:06
59Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:02:10
60Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nick van der Lijke (Ned) Roompot-Charles0:02:18
62Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott0:02:20
63Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:02:21
64Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma0:02:23
65Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Gobert0:02:29
66David Gonzalez Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:37
67Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:02:42
68Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:02:45
69Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot-Charles0:02:47
70Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:53
71Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:03:05
72Nelson Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:24
73Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma0:03:27
74Xavier Cañellas Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:28
75Danny van Poppel (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma0:03:42
76Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Gobert0:03:43
77Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:04:23
78IAleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo0:04:56
79Corentin Ermenault (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:05:18
80Robin Carpenter (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:05:24
81Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:31
82Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:05:42
83Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo0:06:01
84Svein Tuft (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:06:10
85Steven Lammertink (Ned) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:06:11
86Edward Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:06:25
87Edoardo Affini (Ita) Mitchelton-ScottRow 86 - Cell 2
88Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott0:06:35
89Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:43
90Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:06:56
91Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma0:07:10
92Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:07:14
93Txomin Juaristi Arrieta (Spa) Equipo Euskadi0:07:20
94Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:08:09
95Sean De Bie (Bel) Roompot-Charles0:08:26
96Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:09:26
97Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty-Gobert0:09:38
98Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Roompot-Charles0:09:46
99Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH0:09:51
100Moreno Moser (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane0:10:17
101Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Equipo Euskadi0:10:45
102Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:11:04
103Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Jaimez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:11:25
104Thimo Willems (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:11:31
105Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:11:50
106Petr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo0:12:16
107Daniel Lopez Parada (Spa) Burgos-BH0:12:28
108Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Equipo Euskadi0:12:39
109Marc Fournier (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:12:56
110Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:13:17
111Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:13:25
112José Fernandes Neves (Por) Burgos-BH0:13:49
113Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:13:59
114Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:14:26
115Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Gobert0:15:16
116Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:15:21
117Enzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:15:40
118Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:16:01
119Alvaro Cuadros Morata (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:16:31
120Alan Banaszek (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:17:24
121Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wanty-Gobert0:19:30
122Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:24:16
123Alessandro Pessot (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:24:40
124Alexandr Kulikovskiy (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo0:27:05
125Mattia Viel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:27:27
126Dzmitry Zhyhunou (Blr) Equipo Euskadi0:27:29
127Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Team Jumbo-Visma0:27:32
128Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:31:48

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.

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