Trentin blasts to victory on stage two of Vuelta a Andalucia

Matteo Trentin wins stage 2 Ruta del Sol 2019

Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) claimed his second victory of the season, powering to the line to take a close sprint victory ahead of Danny van Poppel (Jumbo-Visma), on the second and longest stage in Ruta del Sol.

It was touch and go, as to whether Trentin could make it to the line before Ivan García Cortina (Bahrain-Merida), who held a small gap in the final few hundred metres after launching his sprint early. In the end, the 29-year-old Italian timed his sprint to perfection, blasting down the final 200metres to pass Cortina.

“It was really hard, probably the longest final kilometre ever,” the reigning European Road-Race champion said.

“It was chaotic because everyone wanted to sit on the front but of course after quite an easy stage today, everybody had the legs to be there. I got boxed in quite a lot on the last corner and Cortina got the jump. I saw he was pretty far away dragging uphill and I timed my sprint the best I could and it was just perfect.”

Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) kept the overall lead after Thursday’s stage, thanks to his victory on the uphill finish in stage 1.

Vuelta a Andalucia 2019 – stage 2 results (Sevilla – Torredonjimeno):

1 Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


2 Danny van Poppel (Jumbo-Visma)


3 Ivan Garcia (Bahrain-Merida)


4 Enrique Sanz (Euskadi-Murias)


5 Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


6 Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


7 Jonas Van Genechten (Vital Concept-B&B Hotel)


8 Edward Planckaert (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)


9 Michaël Van Staeyen (Roompot-Charles)


10 Vincenzo Albanese (Bardiani-CSF)



Vuelta a Andalucia 2019 – general classification after stage 2:

1 Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


2 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


3 Ion Izagirre (Astana)


4 Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)


5 Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)


6 Pello Bilbao (Astana)


7 Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)


8 Aleksandr Vlasov (Gazprom–Rusvelo)


9 Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma)


10 Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)



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