Caminito del Rey, Sunday, August 26th – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) mastered the uphill sprint at Caminito del Rey on Sunday to win stage 2 of La Vuelta, his 10th stage win on the Spanish Grand Tour! The Spanish veteran accelerated in the last 500m to get back to Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors) and then dominated Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) in an impressive mano-a-mano with two of the best puncheurs in the world. Already 2nd on day 1, “Kwiatko” is the new overall leader of La Vuelta 2018 as Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) faded.

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