Soler wins Vuelta second stage as Roglic stays in the Red Jersey

Marc Soler won the second stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday as reigning champion Primoz Roglic kept the red jersey for overall leader

Soler wins Vuelta second stage as Roglic stays in the Red Jersey

Spaniard Soler finished ahead of Roglic and Dan Martin at the end of the 151.6km ride from Pamplona to Lekunberri to earn his first stage win on a grand tour.

Movistar rider Soler, 26, took the stage after attacking towards the end of a demanding stage and leaving a select group of general classification contenders with 13 kilometres to go.

Jumbo-Visma rider Roglic, who let the Tour de France slip on the penultimate stage, led the group who came in 19 seconds behind Soler and increased his lead in the overall standings to nine seconds, with Israel Start-Up Nation's Martin moving in second ahead of Richard Carapaz.

Thursday's 166.1km third stage will take place between Lodosa and the Laguna Negra in Vinuesa.

VIDEO: Vuelta a Espana Stage 2 Highlights

2020 Vuelta a Espana Stage 2 Top 10

1 Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 3:47:04
2 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:19
3 Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00:19
4 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:19
5 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:19
6 Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:19
7 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:19
8 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:19
9 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:19
10 George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:19

2020 Vuelta a Espana GC after Stage 2

1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 8:09:41
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00:09
3 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:11
4 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:17
5 Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:17
6 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:20
7 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:26
8 George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:56

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