Cuernavaca, Mexico — Team Novo Nordisk’s Javier Megias finished 14th on Wednesday’s stage 2 of the Vuelta Mexico.
The 144.8-kilometers race was plagued by lots of crashes, including Team Novo Nordisk’s Andrea Peron, who is okay but had to withdraw from the race. With 60km to go, a three-man break had nearly five minutes on the peloton, which was splintered into multiple sections. A chase group of approximately 50 riders, featuring Team Novo Nordisk’s David Lozano, Javier Megias, Kevin De Mesmaeker and Martijn Verschoor, worked to bring back the trio. But similarly to stage 1, the break stayed away and Ignacio Prado (Tennis Stars-CODE Guanajuato) won the race and took the overall leader’s jersey.
Megias remains Team Novo Nordisk’s best-placed rider overall in 16th place, 2:07 behind Prado.
The world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team continues racing at the Vuelta Mexico with Thursday’s 201-km race from La Cuautla to Malinche. The race is considered the “queen stage” thanks to a nearly continuous uphill climb from the start to the finish.