Seven categorized mountain climbs awaited the riders in stage 2. Swiss rider Hirschi of UAE Team Emirates rode solo to win the stage and take over the GC 4 seconds ahead of Joao Almeida. Almeida himself finished second in the stage after a late push when it seemed he had run out of gas in the final 2 km. Anthony Turgus went for it pretty well in the first real attack. Check out how he rode at such a high speed even on curved wet roads the he almost crashed into the camera car. He ticked my corner riding boxes, not leaning hard and riding center of the road. However the final climbs proved too much for him and he was caught by the peloton with 3km to go. Rain early on needed riders to have the right tires and bikes although weather forecasts had indicated that the sun might appear as the day went.