País Vasco: Alaphilippe wins again in Bermeo

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) secured back-to-back stage wins at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco with another victory over Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) on stage 2.

The Frenchman broke away on the final climb with Roglic, Mikel Landa (Movistar) and Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida), and after a technical descent it was Roglic who once again led out with a few hundred meters to go. In a repeat of stage 1 Alaphilippe had too much power for the LottoNL-Jumbo rider and extended his overall lead in the race to eight seconds with the stage win time bonus.

Izagirre finished third from the group with Landa fourth. Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe) came home in fifth with a group of GC contenders. After two stages, Izagirre has moved up to third overall, 39 seconds off Alaphilippe’s lead.

The race boiled down to the final climb of San Pelaio. With pitches extended to 18 per cent and 3.4km of climbing, it provided the perfect launch pad for a number of attacks. At the base of the climb the remnants of the early break were caught before Michael Matthews (Sunweb) jumped clear.

The Australian has struggled for form this year but he sailed clear on the steepest sections of the climb as the peloton began to disintegrate. Despite a quick capture, Matthews accelerated again before Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) put a stop to his aggression.

The stage barely had a meter of flat terrain and the early break had taken 70km racing before establishing itself. When it finally cleared the bunch, it contained a high-calibre batch of riders, with Alexis Vuillermnoz (AG2R La Mondiale), Alessandro De Marchi and Damiano Caruso (BMC), Dani Navarro (Cofidis), Tao Geoghegan Hart and David Lopez (Sky), Tsgabu Grmay and Ruben Guerreiro (Trek – Segafredo), Michael Woods (EF – Drapac), Carlos Verona (Mitchelton – Scott) and Mark Padun (Bahrain – Merida) making an 11-strong move.

The peloton, clearly wary of the power up the road, made sure that the gap never exceeded two minutes, with Quick-Step, Movistar and LottoNL-Jumbo particularly attentive.

With 25km to go the gap to the break was down to just a minute. Verona was the first to break rank from the leaders before Lopez soloed away with 16km remaining. The Spaniard was the last man standing by the time the bunch hit the lower slopes of the final climb.

Once Mas had caught Matthews for the second time the Spaniard put in his own attack. The effects were devastating, with Movistar the only team able to muster a chase. When Mas was finally reeled in, Alaphilippe put in a violent attack of his own with 7.7km to go. Roglic, sitting second overall, took over the responsibility of chasing and when he eventually caught the Frenchman he responded with his own attack.

This was to be the key move, with only Alaphilippe, Landa and Izagirre able to respond. Quintana, Mollema, Uran and the rest were all left trailing.

On the twisty descent, the four leaders extended their advantage, and with two corners and 300m, to go Roglic hit the front. The LottoNL rider was still smarting from his defeat from 24 hours ago, and he churned a huge gear towards the line with Alaphilippe tucked in his slipstream. The Frenchman left it late, but once again had enough speed to take the win and extend his lead. Quick-Step's run continues.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors4:11:37
2Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-JumboRow 1 - Cell 2
3Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:25
6Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 5 - Cell 2
7Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 8 - Cell 2
10Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 10 - Cell 2
12Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13David De La Cruz (Spa) Team SkyRow 12 - Cell 2
14Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 14 - Cell 2
16Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 15 - Cell 2
17Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 18 - Cell 2
20Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension DataRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:50
22Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:01:05
23Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 22 - Cell 2
24Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 23 - Cell 2
25Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 24 - Cell 2
26Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:01:08
27Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 26 - Cell 2
28Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:01:11
30Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 29 - Cell 2
31Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 30 - Cell 2
32Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:32
34Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:35
35Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:01:38
36Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team EmiratesRow 35 - Cell 2
37Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-JumboRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 37 - Cell 2
39Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 38 - Cell 2
40Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team0:01:41
41Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 40 - Cell 2
42Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 41 - Cell 2
43Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-SegafredoRow 42 - Cell 2
44Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 43 - Cell 2
45Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:45
46Romain Seigle (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 45 - Cell 2
47Michael Matthews (Aus) Team SunwebRow 46 - Cell 2
48Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-AlpecinRow 47 - Cell 2
49Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:54
50Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH0:02:03
51Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:10
52Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BHRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BHRow 52 - Cell 2
54Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:13
55Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension DataRow 54 - Cell 2
56Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:02:25
57Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:03:03
58Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 57 - Cell 2
59Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 58 - Cell 2
60Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 59 - Cell 2
61Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 60 - Cell 2
62Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 61 - Cell 2
63Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:04
65Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Trek-SegafredoRow 64 - Cell 2
66Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Brendan Canty (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 66 - Cell 2
68Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 67 - Cell 2
69Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-AlpecinRow 68 - Cell 2
70Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension DataRow 69 - Cell 2
71Benjamin King (USA) Dimension DataRow 70 - Cell 2
72Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-AlpecinRow 71 - Cell 2
73Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 72 - Cell 2
74Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team SkyRow 74 - Cell 2
76Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team EmiratesRow 75 - Cell 2
77Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos BHRow 76 - Cell 2
78Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:12
79Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 79 - Cell 2
81Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-SegafredoRow 80 - Cell 2
82Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team SunwebRow 81 - Cell 2
83Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:59
84David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:05:51
85José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:05:56
89Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:05:58
90Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team SkyRow 89 - Cell 2
91Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 90 - Cell 2
92Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team SunwebRow 91 - Cell 2
93Simon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 94 - Cell 2
96Jai Hindley (Aus) Team SunwebRow 95 - Cell 2
97Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 96 - Cell 2
98Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 97 - Cell 2
99Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BHRow 98 - Cell 2
100Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 99 - Cell 2
101Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-JumboRow 100 - Cell 2
102Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 101 - Cell 2
103Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 102 - Cell 2
104Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-ScottRow 103 - Cell 2
105Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:18
106Jon Irisarri Rincon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:32
107Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb0:06:56
108Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:07:23
109Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-SegafredoRow 108 - Cell 2
110Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 109 - Cell 2
111Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 110 - Cell 2
112Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BHRow 111 - Cell 2
113Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-HansgroheRow 112 - Cell 2
114Rob Power (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 113 - Cell 2
115Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Julen Amezqueta Moreno (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:32
117Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:12
118Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 117 - Cell 2
119Carlos Verona (Spa) Mitchelton-ScottRow 118 - Cell 2
120Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 119 - Cell 2
121James Knox (GBr) Quick-Step FloorsRow 120 - Cell 2
122Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 121 - Cell 2
123Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJRow 122 - Cell 2
124Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension DataRow 123 - Cell 2
125Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-MeridaRow 124 - Cell 2
126Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 125 - Cell 2
127Anass Ait El Abdia (Mar) UAE Team EmiratesRow 126 - Cell 2
128Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Michael Storer (Aus) Team SunwebRow 128 - Cell 2
130Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:09:01
132Paul Martens (Ger) LottoNL-JumboRow 131 - Cell 2
133Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step FloorsRow 132 - Cell 2
134Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 133 - Cell 2
135Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 134 - Cell 2
136Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 135 - Cell 2
137Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-MeridaRow 136 - Cell 2
138Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:16
139Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:09:37
140Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:10:02
141Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:06
142Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:10:08
143Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:10:35
144Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 143 - Cell 2
145Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 144 - Cell 2
146Aitor Gonzalez Prieto (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:10:44
147Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:11:45
148Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:12:53
149Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 148 - Cell 2
150Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-JumboRow 149 - Cell 2
151Fernando Barcelo Aragon (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 150 - Cell 2
152Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Kortezubi, km. 79
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3pts
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Carlos Verona (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Bakio, km. 156
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky3pts
2Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors25pts
2Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 11 - Cell 3
13David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Natxitua, km. 61,1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky3pts
2Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 (Cat. 1) Alkima-Sollube, km. 100,6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida10pts
2Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Carlos Verona (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo2Row 4 - Cell 3
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 (Cat. 3) Jata, km. 134,6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky3pts
2Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 (Cat. 2) San Pelayo, km. 161,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida6pts
2Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors1Row 3 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick-Step Floors12:36:31
3Astana Pro Team0:00:22
4Movistar Team0:00:36
5EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:41
6Euskadi Basque Country0:02:04
7Dimension Data0:02:07
10Lotto Soudal0:02:25
12AG2R La Mondiale0:02:53
13Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:24
14Team Sky0:04:01
15Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:08
17UAE Team Emirates0:05:40
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General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors8:29:13
2Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:08
3Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:39
4Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:43
5Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:54
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:58
7Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 6 - Cell 2
8Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 8 - Cell 2
10Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 11 - Cell 2
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:23
15Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:01:26
16Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 15 - Cell 2
17Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:47
19Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension DataRow 18 - Cell 2
20David De La Cruz (Spa) Team SkyRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 20 - Cell 2
22Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:02:06
23Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky0:02:09
24Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:27
25Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 24 - Cell 2
26Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:30
27Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:02:33
28Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 27 - Cell 2
29Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:02:39
30Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:02:46
31Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:03:00
32Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:03:01
33Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:03:03
34Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:04
35Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:03:15