The second day of racing at the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta saw the peloton on closed roads, faced with a tough seven and a half kilometre mountain time trial. The climb could be split into two: with an opening four kilometres at six and a half percent, before a flatter section, followed by a two kilometre ramp that averaged seven percent.
Over the challenging terrain, the team all set strong times with Juliette Labous clocking an effort of 20 minutes and eight seconds, besting teammate Liane Lippert by one place, who completed her run in a time of 20 minutes and 23 seconds. It would see the Team DSM duo end the day in a strong sixth and seventh place respectively. Second-placed finisher from yesterday, Coryn Rivera, also gave her all on the testing slopes and put in a very good effort. As a result, Rivera sits in fourth on GC for the team while Labous and Lippert are ninth and tenth ahead of two challenging stages to come.