Movistar cyclist Alejandro Valverde wins a stage in the Volta a Catalunya on March 24, 2017 in Lo Port (Tortosa)
The Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won on Thursday the second stage of the Vuelta a Valencia, disputed on 154 km between Bétera and Albuixech, rising with the yellow jersey of the leader of the race.
Valverde, back to a staged competition after his serious fall in the last Tour de France, won in the finish line the two runners of Astana Luis León Sánchez, second, and the Danish Jakob Fuglsang, with whom he had escaped the platoon about 35 kilometers from the finish.
– Classification of the 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Valencia – Bétera-Albuixech:
1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP / Movistar) the 154 km in 3h 53:55.
2. Luis León Sánchez (ESP / Astana) mt
3. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN / Astana) mt
4. Giovanni Visconti (ITA / Bahrain) to 19.
5. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL / BMC) mt
— General ranking:
1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP / Movistar) 8h 27:58.
2. Luis León Sánchez (ESP / Astana) to 4.
3. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN / Astana) to 6.
4. Wout Poels (NED / Sky) to 29.
5. Diego Rosa (ITA / Sky) mt