Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the 2nd stage of the Volta Catalunya, sprinting to the victory and overall race lead, ahead of Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jay Mcarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) respectively. Today the Volta Catalunya peloton took on 175km from Mataro to Valls. The first 120km of the stage was always gradually uphill and this allowed an early break of 3 riders, which later became 4, to ride away to a 3-minute lead. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had pretty much the same strategy as yesterday, to not lose time on GC and conserve energy for the big climbing days to come. The gradual climbing and fairly.
Adam De Vos (Rally Cycling) picked up the Tour de Langkawi stage 3 win, ahead of Daeyeon Kim (KSPO Bianchi Asia Procycling) and Nik Mohd Hazwan Zulkiflie (Forca Amskins Racing). Stage 3 was a completely flat stage that ran 166km from Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu. With the stage profile, it was expected to be a sprinters day, but the winner of the day came from the break. Nine riders managed to get away within the first kms of racing, and consisted of De Vos (Rally), Zulkiflie (Forca), Ali (Kfc), Lebas (Kinan), Kim (KSPO), Sweeny (Mitchelton), Peerapol (Thailand ct), Awang and Kamal (Malaysia). They managed.