Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2 Sprint at the Vuelta San Juan

Soudal-Quick-Step rider Fabio Jakobsen took the win on stage 2 of the Vuelta a San Juan, Sam Bennett retains the race lead

The stage started with a breakaway of 12 riders. Among there were the veteran Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-EPM) and Tomas Contte (Argentina National Team) who became the new King of the Mountain's classification leader. The breakaway was slowly reeled in and fully caught with 5 km to go.

There were a few crashes during the stage, Sam Welsford (Team DSM) looked badly beaten up but continued to work for his team.

The stage ended with much expected bunch sprint and this time all went well for Fabio Jakobsen (Soudal-Quick-Step) benefitting from a good loadout by his teammates especially Michael Morkov and Remco Evenepoel. The European Champion beat Fernando Gaviria (Movistar Team) and Jon Aberasturi (Trek-Segafredo).

Stage three tomorrow is mostly flat however the finale will be more explosive. The stage will end at the San Juan Villicum circuit at the end of 175 kilometers and the final kilometers feature a few hilltops which can be used for late attacks, or a reduced sprint finish.

VIDEO: 2023 Vuelta San Juan Stage 2 Highlights

2023 Vuelta San Juan Stage 2 Top 10

1 NED Fabio Jakobsen Soudal Quick-Step 04:22:22
2 COL Fernando Gaviria Movistar Team + 00
3 ESP Jon Aberasturi Trek-Segafredo + 00
4 IRL Sam Bennett BORA-hansgrohe + 00
5 ARG Nicolas Tivani Team Corratec + 00
6 ITA Giacomo Nizzolo Israel-Premier Tech + 00
7 DEN Tobias Lund Andresen Team DSM + 00
8 ITA Elia Viviani INEOS Grenadiers + 00
9 SVK Peter Sagan TotalEnergies + 00
10 GER Niklas Märkl Team DSM + 00

2023 Vuelta San Juan GC after Stage 2

1  BENNETT Sam BORA - hansgrohe 7:41:28
2  JAKOBSEN Fabio Soudal - Quick Step ,,
3  GAVIRIA Fernando Movistar Team 0:04
4  MØRKØV Michael Soudal - Quick Step ,,
5  NIZZOLO Giacomo Israel - Premier Tech 0:06
6  ABERASTURI Jon Trek - Segafredo ,,
7  SEVILLA Óscar Team Medellin - EPM 0:08
8  VIVIANI Elia INEOS Grenadiers 0:10
9  SAGAN Peter TotalEnergies ,,
10  VAN POPPEL Danny BORA - hansgrohe ,,

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