Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Stage 6) Valls - Vila-seca

ES Spain, Saturday 30 March 2019
174.1 km

Volta a Catalunya: Mas sprints in Vila-seca

Volta a Catalunya: Mas sprints in Vila-seca

Five escapees went on the attack on the first uphill section of Volta a Catalunya stage 6, putting two minutes between them and a bunch keen on not repeating Friday’s mistakes, when they miscalculated their steps and ended up missing out on a chance to fight for victory for just a handful of seconds.

The field let the breakaway have their time in the sun on both classified climbs of the day – Coll d’Abarca and Coll d’Alforja – before intensifying the pace and erasing the deficit to the leaders, who got pegged back inside the closing ten kilometers, in the outskirts of Vila-seca.

A strange finale unfolded with five kilometers to go, when after a brief acceleration of Movistar, whose purpose was to split the peloton on the seafront, two riders attacked, one of them being the leader of general classification. Deceuninck – Quick-Step immediately reacted and put a man on the front, shutting down that move just as the bunch came out of a roundabout with less than two kilometers to go.

Under the red kite, Enric Mas was up there ahead of the sprinters and kicked out with around 300 meters left, ending up in tenth behind winner Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) and gaining a place in the overall standings, where he is now 15th with one stage to go.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
3:56:36
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain Merida
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3 Daryl Impey
Mitchelton-Scott
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4 Patrick Bevin
CCC Team
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5 Mikel Aristi Gardoki
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
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6 Hugo Hofstetter
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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7 Ryan Gibbons
Team Dimension Data
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8 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
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9 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
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10 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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20 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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22 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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42 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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43 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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71 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
25:53:41
2 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
0:14
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:17
4 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
0:25
5 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
0:46
6 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:56
7 Michael Woods
EF Education First
1:42
8 Romain Bardet
AG2R La Mondiale
1:44
9 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
2:27
10 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
2:36
15 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:59
31 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:01
95 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
44:56
111 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
52:48
137 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:16:47
140 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:21:12
1 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
29 pt
2 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
24 pt
3 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
16 pt
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
11 pt
5 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
10 pt
6 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
10 pt
7 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
8 pt
8 Daryl Impey
Mitchelton-Scott
8 pt
9 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
7 pt
10 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
7 pt
27 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
25:53:41
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:17
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:59
4 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:21
5 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
4:31
6 Cristián Rodríguez Martín
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
5:47
7 Odd Christian Eiking
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
6:13
8 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:01
9 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
15:50
10 Pavel Sivakov
Team Sky
16:49
1 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
51 pt
2 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
40 pt
3 Carlos Verona Quintanilla
Movistar Team
35 pt
4 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
28 pt
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
24 pt
6 Luis Ángel Maté Mardones
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
24 pt
7 Pieter Weening
Roompot - Charles
24 pt
8 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
22 pt
9 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
22 pt
10 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida
17 pt
17 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
1 Movistar Team 77:45:53
2 Astana Pro Team 6:14
3 BORA - hansgrohe 7:40
4 Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team 15:45
5 Mitchelton-Scott 16:42
6 EF Education First 21:37
7 Euskadi Basque Country - Murias 22:29
8 AG2R La Mondiale 28:28
9 Team Sky 28:42
10 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 28:52

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