Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage two: Torrent › Cullera, 181km

Gianni Moscon and Tao Geoghegan Hart registered top-10 finishes on the tough uphill finale to stage two in Valencia.

The Team INEOS duo were well positioned heading on to the climb above Cullera, with Moscon launching an acceleration in the final kilometre. The Italian was dragged back to place eighth, with Geoghegan Hart able to cross the line one spot further back in ninth.

After strong work on the run-in from Salvatore Puccio, Ben Swift then took up the pace-setting with an impressive turn, keeping the tempo high and shutting down the long-range move of Gonzalo Serrano (Caja Rural).

In the final metres it was the burst of Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) that paid dividends, with the Slovenian edging out Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

That elevated Pogacar into the yellow jersey, with Moscon and Geoghegan Hart sitting sixth and eighth respectively on GC, all on the same time overall.
Jonathan Castroviejo helped pull back the day's five-man break

Jonathan Castroviejo helped pull back the day's five-man break

Stage two result:

1. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) 4:14:26
2. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) s.t.
3. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren)
4. Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation)
5. Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)
8. Gianni Moscon (Team INEOS) s.t.
9. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team INEOS)

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