The Dutchman Jacob Ariesen (Metec-TKH Mantel) won today to sprint the second stage of the tour to the Alentejo, a 171.3 kilometers between Monforte and Portel. The Spaniard Carlos Barbero (Movistar Team) was second fastest and assumed the General command.
The stage began, but the more consistent flight took place only at the kilometre 74, when they left the platoon Edward Dunbar (Axeon Hagens Berman), Hakon Trondsen (Team Sparebanken Sør) and Krister Hagen (Team Coop), which joined the old Russian time trial champion Anton Vorobyev (Gazprom-Rusvelo). The maximum advantage, the kilometre was 117.7 3m20s, already without the presence in front of Krister Hagen (Team Coop).
The persecution of the Movistar Team would ultimately dictate the order of Fugue also for the trio more resistant, providing an arrival at sprint.
Jacob Ariesen, chronic winner steps on back to the Alentejo from 2015, was the fastest, relegating Carlos Barbero for second place. The third to cut the line was Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling).
Carlos Barbero jumped to the General command, relegating the vintage yellow jersey, Rinaldo Nocentini (Sporting-Tavira), for second place, 3 seconds. The third is Eduard Prades (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), 7 seconds.
In addition to the General Barbero is the first, the Colombian AldemarReyes (Postobón Manzana) is the best climber and Edward Dunbar bears youth jerseys.
The third phase, scheduled for this Friday, is the most extensive of the competition, 208 kilometres, between Mourão and Mértola, without any mountain count along the way.
2nd Step: Monforte-Portel, 171.3 km
1 Jacob Ariesen (Metec-TKH Mantel), 3:50:22
2 Carlos Barbero (Movistar Team), mt
3 Colin Joyce (Cycling Rally), mt
4 Jan Tratnik (CCC Polkowice Sprandi), mt
5 Christopher Lawless (Axeon Hagens Berman), mt
6 Ivo Oliveira (Axeon Hagens Berman), mt
7 Roman Maikin (Gazprom-RusVelo), mt
8 Juan Molano (Postobón Manzana), mt
9 Luís Mendonça (Louletano-Hospital de Loulé), mt
10th Julen Irizar (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias), mt
1 Carlos Barbero (Movistar Team), 7:54:18
Rinaldo Nocentini 2 (Sporting-Tavira), the 3s
3 Eduard Prades (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), the 7s
4 Krister Hagen (Team Coop), 10s
5 Edward Dunbar (Axeon Hagens Berman), 11s
6 Daniel Mestre (Efapel), mt
7 Rafael Silva (Efapel), 12s
8 Jan Tratnik (CCC Polkowice Sprandi), the 13s
9 Edgar Pinto (LA Aluminium-Metalusa BlackJack), mt
10 David de la Fuente (Louletano-Hospital de Loulé), mt