Nairo Quintana wins stage two of the Vuelta a España as Nicolas Roche moves into race lead

The Irishman finished second on the stage to take the red jersey

Nairo Quintana wins stage two of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Nairo Quintana won stage two of the Vuelta a España 2019 after springing from a select group with 3km to go while Nicolas Roche (Sunweb) finished second to take the leader's red jersey off Astana's Miguel Ángel Lopez.

The Movistar rider was part of a six-man move that went away over the second category climb on the run-in to the finish, with Quintana holding off his former collaborators to take the victory and move into second on GC, just two seconds behind Roche.

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