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Villalobos takes surprise win on hilly day in Vuelta a San Juan

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Costa Rican Roman Villalobos took a surprising victory in the second stage at the Vuelta a San Juan after he was part of a late escape group.

Villalovos now has a four-second lead in the general classification over Ricardo Escuela (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima), with Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) at six.

The winning breakaway went late in the 150-kilometer stage that started and finished in Peri Lago Punta Negra, Argentina.

Benoot initiated the action inside the final five kilometers and was followed by the two Continental-team riders. The Costa Rican Villalobos had the fastest turn of speed out of the three and took the biggest win of his career.

Vuelta a San Juan 2018 – stage 2 results (Peri Lago Punta Negra – Peri Lago Punta Negra):

1 Roman Villalobos (Canels Specialized)

3:25:06

2 Ricardo Escuela (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima)

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3 Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

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4 Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates)

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5 Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-Inder)

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6 Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

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7 Gonzalo Najar (SEPSJ)

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8 Alexander Cataford (UnitedHealthcare)

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9 Guillaume Boivin (Israel Cycling Academy)

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10 Lluis Mas (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)

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General classification after stage 2:

1 Roman Villalobos (Canels Specialized)

6:40:19

2 Ricardo Escuela (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima)

+04”

3 Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

+06”

4 Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

+08”

5 Manuel Belletti (Androni-Sidermec)

+10”

6 Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates)

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7 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Coldeportes-Claro)

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8 Lluis Mas (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)

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9 Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-Inder)

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10 Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)

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