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Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) used his descending prowess to win the second stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in Mancomunitat de la Valldigna.
The Slovenian shot away on the most technical part of the descent from the Alto Pla de Corrals inside 10km to go and held off the chasing peloton by 13 seconds.
Giovanni Lonardi (Polti Kometa) won the sprint for second over Simone Consonni (Lidl-Trek).
“I was always so focused on this stage. In this race, I think it’s the one that suits me best. Also yesterday but yesterday, the breakaway made it,” Mohorič said.
“We lost two of the teammates that were supposed to give us lead support and help and control the breakaway, so unfortunately we didn’t have the firepower to control the race, but some other teams … kept control of the peloton and in the…