Ben O’Connor, Thibaut Pinot and Alejandro Valverde reclassified in the winner’s time

False alarm for some leaders. Arrived off the peloton due to breaks in the last kilometers of the second stage of the Vuelta, Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) had lost 26 seconds, 36 seconds respectively and a minute on the first group.

Finally, the jury of stewards estimated that these breaks were caused by a fall that occurred less than 3 kilometers from the line and decided to reclassify all the riders concerned in the time of the winner, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe).

A decision that also benefits Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Mark Padun (EF Education). No favorite or outsider for the general classification wasted time on Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step Alpha-Vinyl) or Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), who arrived in the leading group.


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