Gianni Meersman of Etixx-Quickstep won a crash marred sprint finish at the Vuelta a Espana, while Dimension Data’s team effort secured a top ten spot.
Team Dimension Data rode well as a unit and aimed to for a good sprinting position for Kristian Sbaragli. Stage 2 was one of the only clear sprint stages of this year’s race, so a break from the peloton was unlikely.
Nic Dougall and Jaco Venter helped to move the sprinters to the front of the bunch in the final 10km before Nathan Haas and Tyler Farrar worked to deliver Sbaragli to the line.
A big crash took out a number of contenders with 3km to go, but Sbaragli and Farrar managed to stay on their bikes.
A left turn before the finish made the timing on the sprint difficult.
Sbaragli finished sixth despite being cornered by a barrier.
Michal Kwiatkowski of Team Sky is now the overall leader after stage two.
The 27.8km team time-trial of stage one was won by Team Sky and team DiData came 15th, 1:17 behind the leaders.
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