Mikel Landa (Team Sky) won the 2nd stage of the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, edging ahead of Wilco Kelderman (LottoNL-Jumbo) as the race finished up the category 2 Amurrio-Baranbio climb. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) completed the stage podium for 3rd place. It was a cold and wet day for the better part of today’s 174km stage. It was a rolling course that greeted the riders from the start in Markina-Xemein but the final 2.8km of the stage was where the most severe gradients of the day awaited the riders. 4 riders went clear after 30km, but soon after it was just Stefan Denifl (IAM.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka lines up for its final Flanders classic of the season tomorrow when our African Team start the UCI 1.HC Scheldeprijs in Antwerpen, Belgium. The Scheldeprijs, a spring classic for the sprinters, takes in 208km of the small Flanders roads but the parcours steers clear of the traditional Hellingen climbs. The race ends with 3 laps of a 16.8km circuit in Schoten, making it the ideal race for the sprinters. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will start with a strong team as Mark Cavendish returns to racing with Mark Renshaw, Bernhard Eisel, Matt Brammeier, Tyler Farrar, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Nicolas.