Valverde Wins Stage 2 Of Volta to the Valencian Community-GP

Valverde Wins Stage 2 Of Volta to the Valencian Community-GP…

Alejandro Valverde Winning Stage 2 - Image Copyright Manuel Bruque - Marca.Com

Alejandro Valverde Winning Stage 2 – Image Copyright Manuel Bruque – Marca.Com

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has won the second stage of the 69th edition of the Volta to the Valencian Community-GP Banc de Sabadell, between Bétera and Albuixech, of 153.9 kilometers, with a time of 3 hours, 53 minutes and 55 seconds, which also has allowed him to rise to the top of the general.

The Murcian rider won the sprint from two riders of Astana, the Danish Jakob Fulgsang and Luis León Sánchez, his fellow escapees from the last kilometers of ascent to the Port of Garbí, 1st class.

The trio of escapees reached the finish line 18 seconds ahead of a chasing group of twenty riders, which, together with the bonuses, allowed Valverde to wear the yellow jersey of the overall leader.

The Murcian had not raised his arms since the victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the fourth, last April, although half of last season he spent in the dry dock after the fall in the prologue of the Tour. Alejandro did not reappear until last week in the Challenge de Mallorca.

Stage 2 Results :

.1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/Movistar) 3h53.55

.2. Luis León Sánchez (ESP/Astana) m.t.

.3. Jakob Fuglsang (DIN/Astana) m.t.

.4. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/Bahrain Merida) a 19 segundos

.5. Greg Vaan Avermaet (BEL/BMC Racing) m.t.

.6. Merhawi Kudus (ERI/Dimension Data) m.t.

.7. Pello Bilbao (ESP/Astana) m.t.

.8. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/AG2R) m.t.

.9. Ben Hermans (BEL/Israel Cycling) m.t.

10. Adam Yates (GBR/Mitchelton-Scott) m.t.

General Classifications :

.1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/Movistar) 8h27.58

.2. Luis León Sánchez (ESP/Astana) 8h28.02

.3. Jakob Fuglsang (DIN/Astana) 8h28.04

.4. Woet Poels (NED/Sky) 8h28.27

.5. Diego Rosa (ITA/Sky) m.t.

.6. Pello Bilbao (ESP/Astana) m.t.

.7. Greg Vaan Avermaet (BEL/BMC Racing) m.t.

.8. Primoz Roglic (RUS/LottoNL-Jumbo) m.t.

.9. Brent Bookwalter (USA/BMC Racing) m.t.

10. Amaro Antunes (POR/CCC Sprandi) m.t.

Team Classifications :

.1. Astana 25.24.43

.2. Team Sky 25.25.21

.3. BMC Racing Team m.t.

.4. Movistar 25.27.11

.5. AG2R La Mondiale 25.27.30

Mountains Classifications :

.1. Garikoitz Bravo (ESP/Euskatel) 17 puntos

.2. Mathias Van Gompel (BEL/Sport Vlaanderen)14

.3. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/Movistar) 10

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