Matteo Trentin has the second stage in the Tour of Valencia won. In a hilly ride of 166 km with start and arrival in Alicante was the European champion and the fastest in a bunch sprint for the Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni, and the Brit Ben Swift. Tomorrow and Saturday is the uphill finish. Boasson Hagen remains the leader.
After the short time trial of Wednesday was Thursday, the first ride in line on the program in the Tour of Valencia: 166 miles over a hilly trail with start and arrival in Alicante. The early flight without the big names was already on the last climb with the top at more than 40 kilometers from the finish, the Alto de Carrasqueta – gripped.
On the ramp it was all hands on deck for Team Jumbo Visma, because their sprinter Dylan Groenewegen was discharged, and lost 40 seconds on the peloton. The Dutch geelhemden were sagging and for some reason the hole at 15 kilometers from the finish.
A measure for nothing, as it turned out. Because Groenewegen had the twisty final surprise, and would not be timely anymore front get. Matteo Trentin wrong best through the treacherous turns and started to head to the short final straight line. The Italian from Mitchelton-Scott had just enough gunpowder in the legs to a opzittende Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). Ben Swift was third, for Sonny Colbrelli and Alexander Kristoff. Leader Boasson Hagen finished sixth and remains on the head of the standings.