BOGOTÁ. Nairo Quintana has added in the second stage of the Vuelta his second victory in a great lap this season, after the one achieved in the recent Tour de France and achieves his second victory also in the Spanish round, after that of Lagos de Covadonga in the 2016, the one that won the Tour, not counting the triumph of the 2014 team chrono.
With that of this Sunday, there are already eight victories of the Movistar cyclist in big laps: 2013 in Semnoz, 2014 in Val Martello and Monte Grappa, 2016 Lagos de Covadonga, 2017 Blockhaus, 2018 in Coul du Portet and this year in Valloire and Calpe
But it has also matched Luis Herrera as the Colombian with the most victories in the three big laps: Giro, Tour and Vuelta.
Both command the table with eight wins, for the seven of Fernando Gaviria – which could well beat them in this Tour in the days that there are sprint -, the six of Santiago Botero, the five of Esteban Chaves, who in this Tour could also climb positions and the four of Fabio Parra, Oliveiro Rincón and Félix Cárdenas. (mundodeportivo.com)
TEN FIRST CLASSIFICATION STAGE 2 (199.6 KM).
- Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 5:11:17
- Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sunweb +0:00:05
- Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma
- Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First
- Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
- Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott +0:00:08
- Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Col) Equipo Euskadi +0:00:37
- Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
- Alexander Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
- Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
TEN FIRST INDIVIDUAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION.
- Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sunweb 5:26:12
- Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team +0:00:02
- Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First +0:00:08
- Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott +0:00:22
- Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team +0:00:33
- Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma +0:00:36
- Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb +0:00:38
- Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Col) Equipo Euskadi +0:00:40
- Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe +0:00:46
- Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe