Stage victory for Luis Leon Sanchez in Vuelta a Murcia, Xandro Meurisse takes overall win
Feb 15 2020 11:55 pm CET

Stage victory for Luis Leon Sanchez in Vuelta a Murcia, Xandro Meurisse takes overall win
Stage victory for Luis Leon Sanchez in Vuelta a Murcia, Xandro Meurisse takes overall win
Astana

Astana's Luis Leon Sanchez has taken the victory of the second stage at the Vuelta a Murcia while Xandro Meurisse took the overall win of the race.

The last stage of the Spanish race took the peloton through a 179.6-kilometre rolling route with a finish in the city of Murcia. The day was full of action and during the last ascent of the day a group formed by Alejandro Valverde, Lennard Kämna and Omar Fraile, among others, took the lead, while a second group that included Matteo Trentin, Xandro Meurisse and Luis Leon Sanchez closely followed them.

Valverde and Kämna left the rest of the escapees behind and rode together until they were caught by the chasers with 13 kilometres to go. In the last ten kilometres, there were several attempts of escaping, but they were successfully neutralised until Sanchez tried his luck in the last stretch of the route.

The Spaniard crossed the finish line by himself and took his second victory ever in the race -in which he also took the overall win in 2019. Meurisse (Circus-Wanty Gobert) arrived to the finish in the fourth position and managed to take the win of the General Classification.






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