Vuelta a Espana
Stage 2: Benidorm to Calpe - Stage Details

2010 stage winner Mikel Nieve finished sixth on day two of La Vuelta a Espana, on an opening road stage that ended up being a race for the general classification contenders and climbers.

Nieve rode himself into an extremely select lead group of six riders inside the final 25km, only to almost crash on a roundabout inside the final kilometre and take himself out of contention for the stage victory.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 5:11:17
2 Nicolas Roche (IRL) - Team Sunweb 0:00:05
3 Primoz Roglic (SLO) - Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:05
4 Rigoberto Uran (COL) - EF Education First 0:00:05
5 Fabio Aru (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates 0:00:05
6 Mikel Nieve (SPA) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:00:08
7 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (COL) - Equipo Euskadi 0:00:37
8 Tadej Pogacar (SLO) - UAE Team Emirates
9 Alexander Aranburu Deba (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
10 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Mikel Nieve (SPA) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:00:08
13 Esteban Chaves (COL) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:00:37
30 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:01:43
57 Tsgabu Grmay (ETH) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:01:43
98 Dion Smith (NZL) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:09:51
104 Nicholas Schultz (AUS) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:09:51
133 Sam Bewley (NZL) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:13:23
154 Damien Howson (AUS) - Mitchelton-SCOTT 0:14:49