Elia Viviani (Team Sky) sprinted to victory at the Cyclassics Hamburg today. Arnaud Demare (FDJ) secured 2nd place while the final podium placing went to Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo). The 220km Cyclassics Hamburg started in cool and dry conditions but the rain would soon greet the riders as they left Hamburg on an outward loop. Two riders managed to jump away from the main pack and rode ahead to an 8-minute lead, but the peloton, packed with sprinters, easily had the gap under control. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were looking after the interests of Edvald Boasson Hagen as the final circuit in Hamburg suited the.

Yves Lampaert (Quickstep-Floors) won the 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Espana with a crafty late attack in the final kilometer. Teammate, Matteo Trentin took 2nd place and Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue) finished in 3rd position. Lampaert also took over the overall race lead. The 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Espana took riders on a 200km journey from Nimes, along the coast to the finish in Gruissan. The coastal road, while mostly flat, made for a difficult day as the riders were exposed to the wind which resulted in an extremely nervous day out on the bike. The threat the wind posed was so.