Vuelta a España
Stage 2: Pontevedra - Baiona. Alto Do Monte Da Groba - Stage Details

After an opening stage team time trial to began the first sorting of the overall contenders, the Vuelta a España threw a summit finish at the peloton on stage two. The largely flat route, save for a category three hill in the second hour of racing, concluded with a category one ascent. Wesley Sulzberger was the team's top finisher, ultimately crossing the uphill finish line in 53rd place, 2’19 behind stage winner Nicholas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff). Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) finished in a 16 rider group at 14” to assume the race lead from his teammate, overnight race leader Janez Brajokvic. 

“The boys contained themselves today to get ready for their main objectives tomorrow and the next day. Only Wes wanted to see how he was going uphill, so he tested himself.” - Sport Director Neil Stephens


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nicolas Roche (Irl) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4:37:09
2 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) - Katusha 0:00:02
3 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:06
4 Leopold Konig (Cze) - Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:11
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) - Movistar Team 0:00:12
6 Diego Ulissi (Ita) - Lampre-Merida ST
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) - Katusha ST
8 Ivan Basso (Ita) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:14
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team ST
10 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) - Sky Procycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
53 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:19
130 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:53
131 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
134 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
137 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
161 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
173 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
174 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST