Phoning It In!
The 61st Ruta del Sol only featured two stages where the sprinters were able to contest the stage. There should have been three, but the first day the peloton was surprised by the late break from Pim Ligthart (Lotto Soudal). Of the two stages that did have a field sprint, Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar) took both victories with John Degenkolb (Giant Alpecin) managing second each times. I don't know what is the reason for the odd phone call victory salute of Lobato, but this season I have him take three sprints, and the has made this gesture every time.