John Degenkolb Powers to Stage 2 Victory in 2012 Vuelta a Espana
John Degenkolb of Germany won the second stage of the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, while local favorite Jonathan Castroviejo kept the red leader's jersey for the Movistar team.
Degenkolb powered in front of the pack in the final sprint to narrowly win the stage for Argos-Shimano, finishing in 4 hours, 38 minutes, 40 seconds.
Australian rider Allan Davis of Team Greenedge was second, followed by Great Britain's Ben Swift of Team Sky Procycling.
Temperatures reached 100 degrees during the 112-mile ride through rolling fields between Pamplona and Viana.
On Monday, the riders will face the first mountain stage, a 96-mile ride from Faustino V to a summit finish in the Basque town of Eibar.
The 21-stage Vuelta a Espana finishes in Madrid on September 9.
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