Michal Kwiatkowski settles for second after 'unbeatable' Rohan Dennis wins Vuelta opener

The Pole sits just six seconds down in second position ahead of the opening road stages

Michal Kwiatkowski on stage one of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Michal Kwiatkowski says he is disappointed not to take the victory in the opening time trial of the Vuelta a España, but said there was nothing he could do against an 'unbeatable' Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing).

Dennis stormed to victory on the short 8km course of the time trial in Malaga, averaging over 49.6kph to beat the Team Sky man into second by just six seconds.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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