Nairo Quintana wins stage two of the Vuelta a España race

Nairo Quintana wins stage two of the Vuelta a España race. PHOTO: Cycling Weekly

The Vuelta a España cycling race continued on Sunday from Benidorm to Calpe with a 199.6km race that involved a lot of uphill racing.

Colombian cyclist, Nairo Quintana, was part of a group of six cyclists that were racing towards the finish line in the last 10km but took the lead in the final 3km and won the race with a time of five hours, 11 minutes and 17 seconds.

This is Quintana’s 10th stage victory in cycling’s grand tours – the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and the Vuelta

Roche and Roglic crossed the finish line five seconds behind him with Uran and Spain’s Mikel Nieve finishing at the same time in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Sunweb’s Roche took the red jersey and told Eurosport. ”it’s an amazing feeling. It’s been six years now since I had the red jersey, so it’s an amazing day. Just to be back in the leader’s jersey of a grand tour, I’m speechless.”

The race continues on Monday with a 188km flat-stage from Ibi Ciudad del Juguete to Alicante.

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