Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Stage 6) Tarragona - Mataró

ES Spain Saturday 27 March 2021 193.8 km

Volta a Catalunya: Almeida on the verge of another World Tour top 10 finish

Volta a Catalunya: Almeida on the verge of another World Tour top 10 finish

For the third consecutive day, Rémi Cavagna tried to book a place in the Volta a Catalunya breakaway, but despite his valiant effort in the opening 30 kilometers of the race, he was denied the chance to feature at the front by a ruthless peloton who had other plans for the stage that featured two classified climbs and a brief venture on the Circuit de Catalunya.

After the first hour of racing, a five-man breakaway slipped clear, but they lived on borrowed time from the very beginning, so it came as no surprise when were brought back before the last ascent, Alt El Collet. That was where the fun started, and one by one, James Knox, Rémi Cavagna and Josef Cerny all went on the attack in the last 15 kilometers, riding flat out and applying pressure on the peloton, but the race came back each time and headed towards a mass gallop in Mataro.

Guided by the experienced Dries Devenyns, who remained calm in the hectic finale, João Almeida came across the line in eighth place and kept hold of the white-and-orange jersey, which he has a solid chance of taking home together with a top 10 finish in the GC on Sunday afternoon, when the traditional circuit in Montjuic will draw the curtain over the 100th edition of the Volta a Catalunya.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos/Getty Images

Race details

1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
4:23:18
2 Daryl Impey
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
3 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
4 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Qhubeka ASSOS
0:00
5 Alexander Kamp
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
6 Clément Venturini
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
7 Max Kanter
Team DSM
0:00
8 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
9 Michael Valgren Andersen
EF Education - Nippo
0:00
10 Maxim Van Gils
Lotto Soudal
0:00
17 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
25 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
69 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
93 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:18
96 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:29
1 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
23:08:45
2 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
0:45
3 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
0:49
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
1:03
5 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
1:03
6 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Team BikeExchange
1:04
7 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:07
8 Hugh Carthy
EF Education - Nippo
1:20
9 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:29
10 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange
1:32
16 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:39
38 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:41
64 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
38:00
96 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58:57
122 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:11:37
1 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Team BikeExchange
16 pt
2 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
10 pt
3 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
4 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
10 pt
5 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
6 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
7 Natnael Berhane
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
6 pt
8 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
6 pt
9 Ruben Guerreiro
EF Education - Nippo
6 pt
10 Luis León Sánchez Gil
Astana - Premier Tech
6 pt
16 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Team BikeExchange
50 pt
2 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
40 pt
3 Koen Bouwman
Team Jumbo-Visma
33 pt
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
28 pt
6 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
27 pt
7 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
26 pt
8 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
23 pt
9 Louis Meintjes
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
16 pt
10 Joe Dombrowski
UAE-Team Emirates
15 pt
11 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
14 pt
17 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
29 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:09:52
2 Lucas Hamilton
Team BikeExchange
0:28
3 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
0:47
4 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
1:12
5 Santiago Buitrago Sánchez
Bahrain - Victorious
4:11
6 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
14:18
7 Callum Scotson
Team BikeExchange
23:42
8 Maxim Van Gils
Lotto Soudal
26:28
9 Attila Valter
Groupama - FDJ
26:47
10 Steff Cras
Lotto Soudal
27:42
1 INEOS Grenadiers 69:27:16
2 Team BikeExchange 0:36
3 Movistar Team 9:13
4 Team Jumbo-Visma 23:03
5 EF Education - Nippo 24:45
6 Deceuninck - Quick Step 24:57
7 UAE-Team Emirates 28:47
8 BORA - hansgrohe 29:01
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi 31:00
10 Lotto Soudal 34:25

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