Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott) won stage 6 of the Volta a Catalunya, sprinting to a nice win ahead of race leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Arthur Vichot (FDJ) placed 3rd. It was another tough climbing day today at the Volta a Catalunya but the racing didn’t unfold quite as expected. With still 140km to race of the 180km stage, a big split in the peloton saw 50 riders go clear with all the main GC favourites represented, except for Chris Froome (Team Sky). Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was happy to have Lachlan Morton and Natnael Berhane make this elite front group. It was then a.
Thomas Boudat (Direct Energie) won stage 3 of the Coppi e Bartali, sprinting to victory from a small lead group of 19 riders. Alan Banaszek (CCC Sprandi) was 2nd in the sprint and William Clarke (Cannondale) placed 3rd while Tom Skujins (Cannondale) held on to the overall lead. On paper it seemed like a straight forward 189km sprinters stage today. 10 finishing laps of a flat 13km circuit was not supposed to present too many challenges to the peloton today, but the wind and Team Direct Energie had other ideas. With around 60km to go, the French team put the race in the gutter and.
Our first Spring Classic of the year, E3 Harelbeke, was a real toughie as expected. Great to be back on the cobbles though and they looked as epic as ever..