False alarm for some leaders. Arrived off the peloton due to breaks in the last kilometers of the second stage of the Vuelta, Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) had lost 26 seconds, 36 seconds respectively and a minute on the first group.
Finally, the jury of stewards estimated that these breaks were caused by a fall that occurred less than 3 kilometers from the line and decided to reclassify all the riders concerned in the time of the winner, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe).
A decision that also benefits Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Mark Padun (EF Education). No favorite or outsider for the general classification wasted time on Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step Alpha-Vinyl) or Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), who arrived in the leading group.