Fantasy Fives: Vuelta a Espana Stage 2 RESULTS

A hectic sprint day that had more effect on the GC than a medium mountain stage! With many top sprinters misfiring, the teams with the second tier fast men have profited, one team in particular rising to stardom…

A cracking result for Beefeater Bend, placing two of their riders in the top three!

Despite leading the race going into today’s stage, it was inevitable that Drip Dry were going to relinquish their red jersey come the end of the day. Possibly to the Degenkolb backers who looked primed and ready to take an early stage win.

A hectic finish made sure that didn’t happen and instead, strong work from Quickstep Floors propelled Lampaert and Trentin to a one two finish. Great news for Beefeater Bend who had both Blythe and Trentin in the top three, shooting into the lead of both the overall classification and stage classification.

Tomorrow sees the riders engage with some much anticipated mountains, time to roll out the KOM competition!

In the interest of time, and also maybe because I have a 100 mile bike ride starting in the next 6 hours, I’m going to end it there….below is the current standings!

Team Name and Twitter HandleStg 1Stg 2Stg 3Stg 4Stg 5Stg 6Stg 7Stg 8Stg 9Stg 10Stg 11Stg 12Stg 13Stg 14Stg 15 Stg 16Stg 17Stg 18Stg 19Stg 20Stg 21Total/OverallStage ClassificationBreak ClassificationKOM ClassificationPeople's Choice
(@tdfbeefeaters) Beefeater Bend4597
(@sap1906) SAP-La Mondiale412164
(@Spudacus12) Team Rouleurs614203
(@nick_russell04) Majka me Crazy713203
(@Cyclingfan001) CyclingHill71522
(@domhino) TIM HODG62026
(@andrewhunnisett) Cycling Crazy Watch Out1115261
(@bartdvries) Diemen Demons32427
(@Ross5u839) Formidable Five720272
(@paddyjim) Paddy's Pedallers82028
(@ksmashbets1786) Drip Dry22931
(@CyclingDelegate) The Cycling Delegate72431
(@RutgerDijk) CruijffAFCA923321
(@NietNathan) Sammy's Sacrifice 528334
(@ironsscally) Renegade Masters72633
(@rolfdev) Lonely at the Top43135
(@Partykjeppen) Partykjeppen's Pozzovivian Playboys92837
(@JoshuaCarnn) Landa's worth more than Neymar1623391
(@Cycling_CrazyDAD) The one are many and the many are one63440
(@Benni1000) Die Bierabzapfer73542
(@GrootLem) Rainbow Nation192443
(@SmokeyTimRobbo) Dropped on the Climb344472
(@badgerbarouder) Azkonarra Tomatea344474
(@comovaeso) Del Tongazo74148
(@doniewalsh) Lily Rosa54449
(@Mapachito2016) Lord of the Chainrings84149
(@russelljosborne) The Usual Suspects103949
(@VainHack) Berasa74350
(@LanceBC) LanceBC133750
(@GarthSheehan83) Make the Break133851
(@FlannelBidon) Survivor153752
(@PelosJuno) Rani64854
(@Tomashuuns) Bazinga National Team94554
(@KRUIJSWIJKGAAN) Team Kruijswijk (Without Kruijswijk)173956
(@RonSydenham) Pini Espanol84957
(@Jesper_Kuup) Vive le Velo94958
(@Cycling_CrazyMUM) InsideTheVuelta194059
(@jamiehaughey) You know nothing Jon Nieve45761
(@Cycling_Crazy) Cycling Crazy105262
( The Svein in Spain1055651
(@NinieCyclingFan) Just for Fun105666
(@EmilyMaiden) Adios Alberto66672
(@justprocycling) No Team Leader135972
(@NirelepM) SupaGalactic Team86674
(@bristolbike) Parti criw yng nghymru37578
(@EmilyMaidenDAD) Team Telecottage106979
( Geared Up77380
(@Scotttimps) Timperley Group97180
(@InsidePeloton96) Break the Wheel97180
(@AdamBothma) Deep South156681
(@jswadswad) Weird Buddhist Viking137285
(@Matt_Russell_92) Feeling Fraile207191
(@LUX_Finest) Bob & Friends p/b Ilnur Haircut694100
(@EmilyMaidenMUM) Team Sausage Dog598103