VIANA, Spain (AP) -John Degenkolb of Germany won the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while local favorite Jonathan Castroviejo kept the red leader’s jersey for the Movistar team.
Degenkolb powered in front of the pack in the final sprint to narrowly edge it for Argos-Shimano, finishing in 4 hours, 38 minutes, 40 seconds.
Australian rider Allan Davis of Orica-Greenedge was second, followed by England’s Ben Swift of Team Sky.
Temperatures reached 39 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) during the 181-kilometer (112-mile) ride through rolling fields between Pamplona and Viana.
On Monday, the cyclists will face the first mountain stage, a 155-kilometer (96-mile) ride from Faustino V to a summit finish in the Basque town of Eibar.
The 21-stage race finishes Sept. 9 in Madrid.
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