Jasper Philipsen wins La Vuelta a Espana Stage 2 in team hat trick

In a weird team hat trick across three Grand Tours, Jasper Philipsen won Stage 2 of the 2021 La Vuelta a Espana on Aug. 15.

Jasper Philipsen beat other riders in a bunch sprint across the finish line in Burgos to win Stage 2 for Team Alpecin-Fenix in the 2021 La Vuelta a Espana on Aug. 15.

This now means Team Alpecin-Fenix has won Stage 2 with different riders across all three Grand Tours held in 2021 with Tim Merlier winning it at the Giro d’Italia and Mathieu van der Poel winning it at the Tour de France.

Team Alpecin-Fenix shared control on the sprint stage from Calaruega to Burgos with Team Deceuninck-QuickStep. Fabio Jacobsen and Michael Matthews from Team Bike Exchange came in second and third.

Crashes at 2021 La Vuelta a Espana held up riders

Coming into the finish, a crash took several general classification contenders and other riders down at four kilometers to go.

It didn’t change the top ten overall standings but Team Bora-Hansgrohe took the most time lost as the crash held up rider Max Schachmann. Adam Yates from Team Ineos Grenadiers and Hugh Carthy from Team EF Education-Nippo were also held up but got to the finish line.