Stage 2 of La Vuelta a Espana was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) and Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors) The second stage of La Vuelta started in Marbella and progressed to Caminito Del Rey. The stage got underway with a category two climb, one of four categorized climbs of the stage. A break of seven riders went clear early on in the day. Of the break, Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale) and Pierre Rolland (EF-Education First) remained in front well into the business end of the stage. Once the break was brought back, Sky led the peloton into.
Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) won the Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France by outsprinting Michael Valgren (Astana) in wet conditions. Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) finished third. The single day classic proved to be a tough race, with the rough and undulating roads in Bretagne, France challenging the riders. Added to that was the persistent rain, which provided wet conditions over the 256km course. An early break of seven riders enjoyed their time out in front for the majority of the day, before they were brought back with roughly 60km of racing left. A group of 14 then went clear, and it was from this group that.
The Deutschland Tour concluded in Stuttgart with Nils Politt (Katusha) winning the fourth and final stage. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg once again was in really good form, sprinting for the line from around 450m to go before just being beaten in the final metres to take 5th place. Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) was second and Damiano Caruso (BMC) finished 3rd on the day. An early break was finally reduced to 2 riders who spent most of the 207km stage away. Bahrain first taking up the effort to control the gap at around the 6 minute mark. After the feedzone, ourselves – spearheaded by Bernie Eisel, Mark.