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La Vuelta well under way as riders move into stage three

La Vuelta well under way as riders move into stage three
  • Team BMC won the team trial and Yves Lampaert took first place in stage two

La Vuelta kicked off on Saturday in Nîmes with the inaugural team time trial which was won by team BMC. Australian rider Rohan Dennis saw BMC across the finish line, earning his first ever red jersey. Britain's Chris Froome and team Sky had a successful start to Spain's 72nd Vuelta as they finished in fourth place ahead of many of their rival teams.

The 203.4km stage two began on Sunday once again in Nîmes and finished in Gruissan on the south coast of France. The race was won by Belgian Yves Lampaert, who becomes the first Belgian rider to lead in general classification since Phillipe Gilbert in 2010. Chris Froome suffered a puncture in the final 75km but he was back under way quickly with help from his team mates.

Lampaert was able to clinch victory in the final 5km of the race followed across the line by his Italian team mate Matteo Trentin. Meanwhile Sheffield-born Adam Blythe finished stage two in an excellent third place.

Stage three of La Vuelta began on Monday, a stage while entails a gruelling 158.5km through the Pyrenees and will end in Andorra. Chris Froome enters the third stage in ninth in the overall classification standings.