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Bouhanni wins La Vuelta Stage 2

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Nacer Bouhanni confirmed that he is one of the new dominants in the sprints, winning the stage to San Fernando ahead of John Degenkolb and Roberto Ferrari. Alejandro Valverde takes over the leader's jersey from his teammate Castroviejo.

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It was a predictable first roadstage in the Vuelta. The organizers wanted a big sprint and they got it. Bouhanni looks like the fastest man in this field and he won. In a fairly straightforward sprint Team FDJ did well to get Bouhanni to the front on the small rise at about 1000m to to and he had a teammate in front of him in the fast slight downhill final few hundred meters. Once he launched his final assault at about 200 m to go he was virtually unopposed and could even afford to sit up and celebrate on the line.

Top 10 on stage 2
1. FRABOUHANNI, Nacer 91 FDJ.fr 4h 01' 30''
2. GERDEGENKOLB, John 115 Team Giant - Shimano 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
3. ITAFERRARI, Roberto 5 Lampre Merida 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
4. BELSTUYVEN, Jasper 217 Trek Factory Racing 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
5. ITALASCA, Francesco 56 Caja Rural Seguros RGA 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
6. ITAGATTO, Oscar 67 Cannondale Pro Cycling 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
7. BLRHUTAROVICH, Yauheni 16 AG2R La Mondiale 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
8. BELBOONEN, Tom 171 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
9. NEDHOFLAND, Moreno 35 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 4h 01' 30'' + 0''
10. ITAPELUCCHI, Matteo 126 IAM Cycling 4h 01' 30'' + 0''