Yves Lampaert wins Vuelta a España stage two as Quick-Step light up finale

The Belgian attacked within the last kilometre after his team has pulled the peloton apart in crosswinds

Yves Lampaert wins stage two of the 2017 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step) took a sensational victory and the overall lead on stage two of the Vuelta a España, soloing away off the front with just under a kilometre to go.

The Belgian made the attack from a small front group which had broken away in crosswinds with just over 2km to go, with Quick-Step the instigators in pulling the peloton apart.

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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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