Roche pulls off a stunning victory on stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana

Nicolas Roche (Saxo Bank Tinkoff) took one of the biggest wins of his career to take the second stage of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana from Pontevedra to the summit of Alto Do Monte Da Groba. The Irishman joined a select group inside the final 2 kilometres of the stage and attacked inside the final few hundred meters before holding off Daniel Moreno (Katusha), with Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) rounding out the top three.

It was an early day of reckoning for some of the GC pretenders with Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) and Sergio Henao Montoya (Team Sky) both losing time. Janez Brajkovic's (Astana) time in the red jersey was short lived, the Slovenian was dropped on the final climb and relinquished the leader’s jersey to his team leader Vincenzo Nibali.

Roche’s winning move came after Movistar had set a relentless pace on the final climb of the Alto do Monte da Groba. While the GC favourites were content to watch each other, and the occasional pretender lost time, Roche latched onto a move started by Leopold König.

The Czech attacked inside the final two kilometres, just as the climb rose in gradient for the last time. Roche, following Moreno and Pozzovivo, formed a four man move and when Pozzovivo's attack was countered, Roche took his chance.

Diving down the inside he opened up a slight gap and when Moreno briefly hesitated the Irishman needed no invitation to seal the stage win.

Behind him Alejandro Valverde led Diego Ulissi and Joaquim Rodriguez at 12 seconds, while Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, Bauke Mollema, Chris Horner, Rigoberto Uran and Daniel Martin all finished a further two seconds down. Despite the time bonuses on offer at the finish Roche was unable to snatch the red jersey and he now sits 8 seconds off Nibali’s lead, with Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack Leopard) at ten seconds.

Early mountains beckon Vuelta peloton

The Vuelta kept its tradition with exciting racing parcours, with the first mountain stage of the race coming on stage two. After yesterday’s team time trial there was already a pecking order to the peloton but the climb to Alto Do Monte Da Groba threw up several questions over whether Astana would protect Brajkovic as well as Nibali and if they would relinquish the overall lead to an early break.

Part of the picture became a little clearer when Alex Rasmussen (Garmin-Sharp), Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol) and Francisco Aramandia (Caja Rural) attacked inside the first kilometre of racing. The trio, with Aramandia the strongest climber on paper, quickly established a lead of over nine minutes, with Astana taking a back seat.

The Alto de San Cosme was the only climb in the first 100 miles of racing, and when the leaders crested the top their advance peaked out at close to 13 minutes. Astana gave a half-hearted but necessary chase but it was Lampre, with roughly 60 kilometres, to go who really began the chase in earnest.

With Michele Scarponi and Winner Anacona in their ranks, their aggression was understandable and Astana were more than welcoming to see another jersey take the reigns on the front of the peloton.

With added impetus and the leaders’ legs begging to fade the inevitable shift in time gaps began to happen. With 48 kilometres to go the trio had 11:22 but within just 15 kilometres their advantage was down to 7:36.

A block headwind, laced with fatigue and the fact that more and more teams were willing to chase, saw the lead tumble to 3 minutes with 15 kilometres to go.

Cannondale, Belkin, Katusha and Movistar all increased their presence on the front and when the leaders started the final climb the peloton were already breathing down their necks.

Henderson was the first to wilt with Rasmussen and Aramandia supplying commendable spirit in their futile decision to carry on. They were passed though with Saxo and Movistar setting tempo.

A brief cameo from Amets Txurruka followed, with the former Euskaltel rider stretching out a brief gap. However it was Movistar who turned the screws. Having lost time in yesterday’s stage this was their chance to claw some time back and test the mettle of their rivals. Herrada provided most of the damage, setting a scorching pace that slimmed the lead group down to less than forty riders.

Astana’s plan now looked clear, Movistar’s show of strength drawing them out with Fuglsang leading Nibali as Brajkovic yo-yoed off the back.

With seven kilometres remaining Samuel Sanchez slipped back, his Euskaltel team deciding to wait for their leader but more GC bravado was to turn to dust when minutes later Heano slipped back.

As Nibali, Rodriguez and Valverde sat and watched each other König seized the moment. His attack splintered the lead group with Brajkovic finally dropped back as Roche and Moreno gave chase to decide the stage. As for the overall battle, that’s only just begun.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4:37:09
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:00:02
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:06
4Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:11
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:12
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:14
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 11 - Cell 2
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 12 - Cell 2
14Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 13 - Cell 2
15Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 14 - Cell 2
16Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 16 - Cell 2
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 17 - Cell 2
19Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 20 - Cell 2
22David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja RuralRow 21 - Cell 2
23Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 22 - Cell 2
24Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:21
25Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 24 - Cell 2
26Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:27
29Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:31
31Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 30 - Cell 2
32Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:00:35
34Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:36
35David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:38
36Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJRow 35 - Cell 2
37Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:45
38Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:47
39Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:51
41Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:05
43José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 43 - Cell 2
45Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:12
46Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:01:31
47Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:49
48Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 47 - Cell 2
49Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:00
50Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:19
51Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 51 - Cell 2
53Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:02:33
57Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural0:02:37
58Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:39
59Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:41
60Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 59 - Cell 2
61Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 60 - Cell 2
62Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 61 - Cell 2
63Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 62 - Cell 2
64Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 63 - Cell 2
65Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:50
66Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:55
67Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:03:01
69Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:30
71Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:03:51
72Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:04:02
73Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 74 - Cell 2
76Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:05
78Vladimir Gusev (Rus) KatushaRow 77 - Cell 2
79Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 78 - Cell 2
80Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 79 - Cell 2
81Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 80 - Cell 2
82Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:45
83Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:06:06
84Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 83 - Cell 2
85Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 84 - Cell 2
86Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:26
89Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 88 - Cell 2
90Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 89 - Cell 2
91Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 90 - Cell 2
92Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 91 - Cell 2
93Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 92 - Cell 2
94Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 93 - Cell 2
95Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:07:47
96Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 95 - Cell 2
97Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 96 - Cell 2
98Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 97 - Cell 2
99Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 98 - Cell 2
100Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 99 - Cell 2
101Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 100 - Cell 2
102Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 101 - Cell 2
103Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 102 - Cell 2
104Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 103 - Cell 2
105Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 106 - Cell 2
108Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 107 - Cell 2
109Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 110 - Cell 2
112Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:09:53
113Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 112 - Cell 2
114Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 113 - Cell 2
115Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 115 - Cell 2
117Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 116 - Cell 2
118Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 117 - Cell 2
119Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 118 - Cell 2
120Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 119 - Cell 2
121Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 121 - Cell 2
123Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 122 - Cell 2
124Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 123 - Cell 2
125Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 124 - Cell 2
126Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 125 - Cell 2
127Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 126 - Cell 2
128Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 127 - Cell 2
129Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 129 - Cell 2
131Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 130 - Cell 2
132Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 131 - Cell 2
133Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJRow 133 - Cell 2
135Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 134 - Cell 2
136José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 135 - Cell 2
137Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 136 - Cell 2
138Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 137 - Cell 2
139Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 138 - Cell 2
140Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto BelisolRow 139 - Cell 2
141Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 142 - Cell 2
144Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 143 - Cell 2
145Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 145 - Cell 2
147Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 147 - Cell 2
149Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 148 - Cell 2
150Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 149 - Cell 2
151Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 151 - Cell 2
153Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 152 - Cell 2
154Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja RuralRow 153 - Cell 2
155Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 154 - Cell 2
156Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 155 - Cell 2
157Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 156 - Cell 2
158Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 157 - Cell 2
159Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 158 - Cell 2
160Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 159 - Cell 2
161Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 160 - Cell 2
162Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 161 - Cell 2
163Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 163 - Cell 2
165Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) KatushaRow 164 - Cell 2
166Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 165 - Cell 2
167David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 166 - Cell 2
168Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 167 - Cell 2
169Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 168 - Cell 2
170Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 169 - Cell 2
171Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 170 - Cell 2
172Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 171 - Cell 2
173Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 172 - Cell 2
174Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 173 - Cell 2
175Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 174 - Cell 2
176Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 175 - Cell 2
177Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 176 - Cell 2
178Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:11:33
179Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 178 - Cell 2
180Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 179 - Cell 2
181Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 180 - Cell 2
182Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 181 - Cell 2
183Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 182 - Cell 2
184Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 183 - Cell 2
185Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 184 - Cell 2
186Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 185 - Cell 2
187Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:12:20
188Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 187 - Cell 2
189Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 188 - Cell 2
190Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 189 - Cell 2
191Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 190 - Cell 2
192Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto BelisolRow 191 - Cell 2
193Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 192 - Cell 2
194Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:16:38
195Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 194 - Cell 2
196Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:18:10
DNSKoldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-SharpRow 196 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Ponteareas, km. 82
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp4pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - A Guarda, km. 136,3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol4pts
2Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff25pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alto de San Cosme (Cat. 3) km. 63
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Baiona. Alto do Monte da Groba (Cat. 1) km. 178
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff10pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 4 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo - Tinkoff13:51:55
2Radioshack Leopard0:00:14
3Team Netapp - Endura0:00:35
4Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:38
6Movistar Team0:01:10
8Astana Pro Team0:01:24
9BMC Racing Team0:02:26
10Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:24
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:59
13AG2R La Mondiale0:05:40
15Garmin SharpRow 14 - Cell 2
16Cannondale Pro Cycling0:06:30
17Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:26
18Sky Procycling0:09:53
19Lotto Belisol0:10:14
20Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:10:47
21Team Argos-Shimano0:15:20
22Orica Greenedge0:21:37
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General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team5:07:22
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:08
3Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:00:10
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 3 - Cell 2
5Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 4 - Cell 2
6Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:22
7Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:27
8Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:32
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 9 - Cell 2
11Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 10 - Cell 2
12Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:33
13Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:35
14Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:36
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:37
17Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:39
18Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:00:41
19Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:43
20Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49
21Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:54
23Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:56
24Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:57
25Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:00:58
26David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:59
27Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:03
28Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:06
29Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:09
30Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:14
31Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:20
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:01:25
34Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26
35José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 34 - Cell 2
36Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:27
37Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:29
38Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:36
39David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:38
40Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:41
41Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:01:46
42Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:49
43Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53
44Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:55
45Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:02:16
46Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:02:34
47Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:02:41
48Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:49
50Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:50
51Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:13
52Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:19
54Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:27
55Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:41
56Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 55 - Cell 2
57Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 56 - Cell 2
58Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:03:44
59Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:00
60Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural0:04:01
61Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:05
62Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:22
63Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:32
64Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:37
65Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:04:50
66Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:04:57
67Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:05:02
68Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:10
69Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:17
70Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:22
71Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 70 - Cell 2
72Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:29