Eduardo Sepúlveda (Lotto Dstny) pulled away from Pablo Castrillo (Equipo Kern Pharma) at the finish line in Segovia to win stage 2 of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. With a 26-second advantage over third-placed Felix Engelhardt (Jayco AlUla), Sepúlveda secured the GC title at the two-day race.
Engelhardt held the race lead after the opening day, but fell short of the overall by 14 seconds when the duo got away. The German managed to lead the bunch sprint of 25 riders to the finish and hold second overall. Alex Molenaar (Electro Hiper Europa) finished third overall.
“I almost can’t believe it to win the stage and general classification. It was a really hard race and in the final 30 kilometres there were lots of attacks. I guess I was maybe a bit lucky that I went on the right moment and had a good breakaway companion with Castrillo,” Sepúlveda said in a team statement. “In the end it was enough and to win the stage and GC is just fantastic.”