Pogacar outsprints Valverde to take stage 2 at the Volta Valenciana

Tadej Pogacar took the second stage at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana and climbed to the top of the general classification of the race.

The 21-year-old managed to hold the former world champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by a bike-length after the 181km rolling stage ended with a brutal 3.1km climb.

Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren) rounded out the podium.

“I actually surprised myself today,” Pogačar said. “It was a good stage for me, a good finish, but I did not expect to win, because I never know how my form is after long break.”

Stage 3, on Friday, is 171km with 826m of elevation gain, and is another one for the sprinters, if they can manage the winds.

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2020 – stage 2 results (Torrent – Cullera):

1Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

4:14:26

2Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

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3Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren)

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4Daniel Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation)

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5Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)

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6Ion Izaguirre (Astana)

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7Ruben Fernandez (Fundacion-Orbea)

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8Gianni Moscon (Team Ineos)

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9Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos)

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10Greg Van Avermaet (CCC)

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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2020 – general classification after stage 2:

1Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

8:22:09

2Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

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3Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren)

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4Daniel Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation)

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5Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)

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6Ion Izaguirre (Astana)

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7Ruben Fernandez (Fundacion-Orbea)

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8Gianni Moscon (Team Ineos)

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9Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos)

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10Matej Mohoric (Bahrain McLaren)

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