Day 2 was all about teamwork at La Ruta. Ben Sonntag, 2010 champion, suffered a crash early on in stage 1, leaving him in 10th place at the end of the first day. Teammate, Alex Grant had a rough day as well, but still managed a 5th place finish.
As is the CFR way, teamwork proved the best tactic. Sonntag put in big efforts with Grant and the two made up time, finishing in 5th and 6th position, respectively, on stage 2, moving them to the 6th and 8th place positions in the General Classification.
Day 2 featured more brutal climbs, many greater than 23% grade. Most of the riders opted to go without helmet cams or even additional water bottles or packs until later aid stations, simply to limit the amount of weight carried going up the mountainous climbs.