Overview

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Stage 3) Sant Feliu de Guíxols - Vallter 2000 Setcases

ES Spain, Wednesday 27 March 2019
179 km

Volta a Catalunya returns to Vallter 2000

Volta a Catalunya returns to Vallter 2000

Top 10 overall at the season’s first World Tour race, the Tour Down Under, Dries Devenyns made the Volta a Catalunya breakaway on Wednesday’s 179km together with ten other riders, with whom he built a maximum lead of six minutes on the slopes of the minor-ranked Alt de la Ganga, the day’s first classified climb.

Making his first presence in six years at the century-old race, Dries brought his fair share of pace-setting in the lead group, taking some solid pulls as the escapees continued to push on until midway up Vallter 2000, a 12.1km-long climb averaging 7.1% which was returning at the Volta a Catalunya after five years. In 2014, the gaps weren’t that significant, but this time around things were completely different, due to a brisk pace set in the peloton on the stiff gradients in the headwind, which resulted in the breakaway being easily clawed back and the field getting severely fragmented.

Five men ended up fighting for the win atop Vallter 2000, where Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) outsprinted his companions. Dropped with around six kilometers to go, Enric Mas showed true character and kept fighting on the hard gradients of Wednesday’s first-category climb, finishing one minute down, surging to 13th in the general standings and on the podium of the best young rider classification. Best placed Spaniard, Mas will have another chance of breaking the top 10 on Thursday, when the race finishes atop La Molina.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
5:02:18
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
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3 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
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5 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:02
6 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:30
7 Ilnur Zakarin
Team Katusha - Alpecin
0:46
8 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
,,
9 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
0:51
10 Michael Woods
EF Education First
0:53
13 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:05
19 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
98 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:56
118 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
125 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:49
151 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
156 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
13:28:29
2 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
0:27
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:30
4 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
0:33
5 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
0:35
6 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:39
7 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:06
8 Ilnur Zakarin
Team Katusha - Alpecin
1:23
9 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
,,
10 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
1:28
14 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:42
17 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
86 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:02
126 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
147 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
44:11
153 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
51:12
158 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
54:35
1 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
16 pt
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
11 pt
3 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
10 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
10 pt
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
7 pt
6 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
6 pt
7 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
4 pt
8 Daryl Impey
Mitchelton-Scott
4 pt
9 Grega Bole
Bahrain Merida
4 pt
10 Bart De Clercq
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
3 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
13:28:59
2 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:09
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:12
4 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
1:33
5 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:44
6 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
1:56
7 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:58
8 Cristián Rodríguez Martín
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2:00
9 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
2:13
10 Odd Christian Eiking
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
3:15
46 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
54:05
1 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
37 pt
2 Álvaro Cuadros Morata
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
35 pt
3 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
26 pt
4 Luis Ángel Maté Mardones
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
24 pt
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
20 pt
6 Pieter Weening
Roompot - Charles
18 pt
7 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
16 pt
8 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
15 pt
9 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
12 pt
10 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
1 Movistar Team 40:30:23
2 Astana Pro Team 0:24
3 EF Education First 2:43
4 Mitchelton-Scott 5:38
5 BORA - hansgrohe 6:17
6 Euskadi Basque Country - Murias 8:24
7 Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team 9:23
8 Lotto Soudal 9:55
9 Team Katusha - Alpecin 10:03
10 Team Sky 10:26

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