Adam Yates: In the end we had everything under control

MANRESA SPAIN MARCH 26 Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Jonathan Castroviejo of Spain and Team INEOS Grenadiers The peloton during the 100th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2021 Stage 5 a 2015km stage from La Pobla De Segur to Manresa 220m VoltaCatalunya100 on March 26 2021 in Manresa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Ineos Grenadiers leading the peloton during stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

It was a day for the break on stage 5 of the Volta a Catalunya and though Ineos Grenadiers faced a large group out the front the British team again managed to maintain control of the race, not letting anyone go that remotely threatened their stranglehold on the overall podium. 

The hilly stage with a long downhill run into the line was won by Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe), with a late solo attack from a group of 41 riders that were given a day of freedom after splitting the bunch and getting away. All the key general classification contenders finished in the Ineos Grenadiers controlled peloton 1:59 back.

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