Vuelta a Espana 2018: Alejandro Valverde wins Stage 2, Michal Kwiatkowski takes over overall lead

Vuelta a Espana 2018: Alejandro Valverde wins Stage 2, Michal Kwiatkowski takes over overall lead

Jack Elton-Walters 26 Aug 2018 Michal Kwiatkowski moves into the overall lead after his second consecutive second place at the Vuelta a Espana Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) crossed the line first on Stage 2 of the 2018 Vuelta a Espana with Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) in second. Second place on the stage was enough to move jim into the overall lead. Contesting the uphill kick to the line, no other riders were a matched for the punchy pairing. After his win on the time trial the day before, Rohan Dennis ( BMC Racing ) could not do enough to retain to overall lead on the frenetic finish to Stage 2, and he was dropped long before the finish. Richie Porte (BMC Racing) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) were the big names to lose time on the day, putting both out of overall contention. See related Watch: Nibali grinds up World Championships climb ...

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