Kron makes breakthrough with Volta a Catalunya win

Volta a Catalunya
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The rise of the younger generations in professional men’s cycling showed no sign of abating in the Volta a Catalunya on Monday as Andreas Kron (Lotto Soudal) secured his first WorldTour victory at the age of just 22.

Kron proved the smartest as well as the fastest operator of the four escapees that battled it out for the stage win, with the theoretical favourite, the hugely experienced and reigning Spanish National Champion Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana Pro Team), forced to settle for second behind a rider 15 years his junior.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.