Vuelta a España
Stage 2: Algeciras - San Fernando - Stage Details

Michael Matthews has finished 12th in the bunch sprint on stage two of the Vuelta a Espana this afternoon.

The day was tailor made for the pure fast men, with just one category three climb early in the 174.4km stage and a quick run to the line. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) delivered to expectations with the victory.

For ORICA-GreenEDGE, it was the opportunity for some fine-tuning.

“Michael (Matthews) is better suited when the sprint is a bit tougher,” sport director Neil Stephens said. 

Read the full stage 2 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - FDJ.fr 4:01:30
2 John Degenkolb (GER) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
3 Roberto Ferrari (ITA) - Lampre-Merida ST
4 Jasper Stuyven (BEL) - Trek Factory Racing ST
5 Francesco Lasca (ITA) - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA ST
6 Oscar Gatto (ITA) - Cannondale ST
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
8 Tom Boonen (BEL) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ST
9 Moreno Hofland (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team ST
10 Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) - IAM Cycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
12 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
42 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
48 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
49 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
153 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:22
173 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:57
190 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:04
191 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:21
192 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:04