After launching Fernando Gaviria to the stage win on day one, Simone Consonni took second place for himself in the second stage of the Vuelta a San Juan behind Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
The 24-year-old withstood the attacks over the climbs and led the group home behind Alaphilippe at Punta Negra. The stage covered 132.5km, with the climb three times, the final left 2.5km to race. Alaphilippe could not be stopped, but Consonni (photo Bettini) ruled the rest ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Gaviria held his ground and maintained the overall lead, now with three seconds on Alaphilippe and seven on Consonni. Valerio Conti sits 10th at 13″ and helps the team lead the teams classification.