Jaramillo climbs into Lexus King of the Mountains jersey at Amgen Tour of California
Putt and Jaramillo a force in daylong breakaway on stage 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Daniel Jaramillo earned the polka dot jersey at the end of Amgen Tour of California’s second stage from Modesto to San Jose. The result came after teammate Tanner Putt bridged up to Jaramillo to ensure the Colombian climber was in the best possible position to secure the jersey.
Jaramillo joined the early break with the sole intention of collecting enough KOM points to move to the top the mountains classification. His breakaway companion Rafal Majka (BORA – Hansgrohe) eventually won the stage and the yellow jersey after 144.5 km of racing.
“The whole team earned the jersey today, because it was my teammates who put me in the break,” Jaramillo said. “I was very happy to accomplish the goal of the day, which was to try and take the KOM jersey. Being up there and racing aggressively is a nice way to give back to the team and the sponsors who support us. I will fight to keep this jersey to the end.”
Jaramillo’s teammate Janier Acevedo sits in 17th place, one minute and two seconds back on GC. The Colombian said he felt good for the rest of the week.
“It was a stage that was really hard, but good for me,” Acevedo said. “Good to be in with the top 20 riders, but I think I can do better toward the end of the week.”
Tomorrow’s stage starts in Pismo Beach and finishes in Morro Bay after 192.4 kilometers of racing. The riders will encounter one KOM, two sprints and a small, but steep climb to the finish.
Stage 2 Results
- Stage 2
Race Date City Start City Finish Distance05/15/2017ModestoSan Jose143
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe3:43:462BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo3:43:463BOSWELL IanTeam Sky0:0717UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:5124UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:3648UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:3449UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:5268UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:4576UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:4577UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:4588UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:45 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe7:29:142BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:023BOSWELL IanTeam Sky0:1417UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:0224UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:4343UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:4546UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team13:0355UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:5160UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:5262UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:5567UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:56 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe0:002KITTEL MarcelQuick-Step Floors0:003BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:0012UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0024UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0025UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:002THWAITES ScottDimension Data0:003MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe0:008UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MORTON LachlanDimension Data7:29:302OOMEN SamTeam Sunweb0:323SCHACHMANN MaximilianQuick-Step Floors0:3214UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:2921UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:39 Pos. Team Time/pnt1Team Sky22:29:552BMC Racing Team3:073Cofidis, Solutions Crédits4:204Quick-Step Floors5:125BORA - hansgrohe7:286Dimension Data7:307Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team8:498Team LottoNL-Jumbo11:319UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team16:1310Team Katusha - Alpecin16:36