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California’18 Stage 2: Bernal Grabs Gibraltar Road!

PeloPics: With just over 2 km left to ride to the summit of Gibraltar Road, Team Sky’s 21-year-old Egan Bernal attacked and swiftly climbed away to a solo victory to close out Stage 2 of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California. Tao Geoghegan Hart and his Team Sky set an unyielding pace all the way up the steep grade in support of lead rider Bernal to help launch him to his fourth victory of the 2018 season, shoring up the race lead as well as nearly all of the classification wins with today’s epic climb and overall performance. Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), who won last year’s mountainous Stage 2, take second place today. Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) finish in third place.

The best PeloPics of the day from Darrell Parks.
See stage 1 HERE.

Stage winner and overall leader, Egan Bernal (Sky): “We wanted to do a really hard stage. I think in the last part it was the most important part of the race, and we tried to do it the hardest possible. I’m so happy because the team did a really good job, and I’m so happy to be in this great team.”

Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 Result:
1. Egan Bernal (Col) Sky in 4:14:00
2. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:21
3. Adam Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:25
4. Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:30
5. Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
6. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates
7. Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R-La Mondiale at 0:40
8. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC at 0:50
9. Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 0:59
10. Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo at 1:01.

Amgen Tour of California Overall After Stage 2:
1. Egan Bernal (Col) Sky in 7:16:13
2. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:25
3. Adam Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:31
4. Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:40
5. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates
6. Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
7. Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R-La Mondiale at 0:50
8. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC at 1:00
9. Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 1:09
10. Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo at 1:11.

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