Volta a Catalunya: Bouhanni repeats on stage 2 in Olot

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) won his second consecutive stage during the Volta a Catalunya in Olot on Tuesday. The Frenchman gapped his competitors in the sprint to the line on stage 2, and with the time bonus further increased his lead in the overall classification. Etixx-QuickStep’s Gianni Meersman was second and Philippe Gilbert (BMC) third.

Bouhanni picked up the 10-second time bonus offered at the finish line and now leads the overall classification by 14 seconds ahead of both Ben Swift (Team Sky) and the day’s breakaway rider Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).

Stage 2 at the Volta a Catalunya, a 178.8km race from Mataro to Olot, presented the peloton with a set of climbs; Alt de Can Bordoi (27km), Alt de Els Angels (108km) and along the finale highway risers and through Mont Ros Tunnel toward Olot.

The day’s four-man move included Kamil Gradek (Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team), Maxime Bouet (Etixx-QuickStep), Boris Dron (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and De Gendt.

The peloton drew closer to the breakaway at the second and final intermediate sprint with roughly 30km to go, where Dron dropped off the back of the breakaway and his three companions continued on in pursuit of the time bonuses.

De Gendt, who picked up bonus seconds in the sprint, made a solo move with 25km to go but the chase from Cofidis, in support of their team leader and stage 1 winner Bouhanni, proved to be too fast to hold off and he looked to have given up his push for the finish line with roughly 18km to go.

Cofidis fought off a number of competing sprint teams including Tinkoff, Team Sky, CCC Sprandi and Trek-Segafredo and BMC during the last 10km. With about six kilometers to go, AG2R La Mondiale, Team Sky and Tinkoff pushed harder for better positioning, while Cofidis moved slightly further back in the field, likely taking a breather before setting up for the final sprint.

Team Sky took charge with four kilometres to the line and Cofidis moved further up in the field, but Movistar pushed forward with three kilometres to go, followed by Orica-GreenEdge setting up for Daryl Impey, who was third in stage 1, and sprinter Simon Gerrans.

Inside two kilometres FDJ also moved to the front as the jockeying for position continued, while riders from Tinkoff, Team Sky and Katusha mixed it up at the front, too.

It was Cofidis’ train that blasted through the last bend in the lead with Bouhanni tucked in further back. His trusted lead-out man Geoffrey Soupe, with his unmistakable beard, pulled through the centre of the peloton that was sweeping back and fourth across the road, with Bouhanni on his wheel.

He led his sprinter through the final 400 metres and Bouhanni launched a practically-uncontested-sprint to take his second stage win in as many days.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:39:10
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Aleksei Tsatevich (Rus) Team KatushaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 4 - Cell 2
6Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-SegafredoRow 5 - Cell 2
7Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Pawel Franczak (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJRow 9 - Cell 2
11Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 11 - Cell 2
13Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 13 - Cell 2
15Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 14 - Cell 2
16Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 15 - Cell 2
17Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 17 - Cell 2
19Wouter Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 18 - Cell 2
20Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 21 - Cell 2
23Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 23 - Cell 2
25Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 24 - Cell 2
26Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 26 - Cell 2
28Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension DataRow 29 - Cell 2
31Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJRow 31 - Cell 2
33Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jordi Simon (Spa) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - MeridaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Felix Grosschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 35 - Cell 2
37Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 38 - Cell 2
40Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 42 - Cell 2
44Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 44 - Cell 2
46Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 48 - Cell 2
50Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 49 - Cell 2
51Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 52 - Cell 2
54Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 54 - Cell 2
56Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 55 - Cell 2
57Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 56 - Cell 2
58Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 57 - Cell 2
59Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Alberto Losada (Spa) Team KatushaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 60 - Cell 2
62Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 61 - Cell 2
63Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM CyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 64 - Cell 2
66Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 65 - Cell 2
67Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 66 - Cell 2
68Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 67 - Cell 2
69Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Víctor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 71 - Cell 2
73Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Dimension DataRow 74 - Cell 2
76Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 75 - Cell 2
77Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 76 - Cell 2
78Stef Clement (Ned) IAM CyclingRow 77 - Cell 2
79Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Jonas Koch (Ger) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 80 - Cell 2
82Oliver Zaugg (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
83Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 82 - Cell 2
84Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lotto SoudalRow 83 - Cell 2
85Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 84 - Cell 2
86Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-SegafredoRow 85 - Cell 2
87Carlos Verona (Spa) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 86 - Cell 2
88Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 87 - Cell 2
89Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension DataRow 88 - Cell 2
90Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 89 - Cell 2
91Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 90 - Cell 2
92Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 91 - Cell 2
93Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Karel Hnik (Cze) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Rein Taaramae (Est) Team KatushaRow 95 - Cell 2
97Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 96 - Cell 2
98Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 97 - Cell 2
99Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 98 - Cell 2
100Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 99 - Cell 2
101Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 100 - Cell 2
102Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 102 - Cell 2
104Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 103 - Cell 2
105Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto SoudalRow 104 - Cell 2
106Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 106 - Cell 2
108Etienne Van Empel (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 107 - Cell 2
109Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 108 - Cell 2
110Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM CyclingRow 109 - Cell 2
111Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 110 - Cell 2
112Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 112 - Cell 2
114Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 113 - Cell 2
115Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 114 - Cell 2
116Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 115 - Cell 2
117Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 116 - Cell 2
118Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 117 - Cell 2
119Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 118 - Cell 2
120Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 119 - Cell 2
121Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 120 - Cell 2
122Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 121 - Cell 2
123Adam Stachowiak (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 122 - Cell 2
124Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 123 - Cell 2
125Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - MeridaRow 124 - Cell 2
126Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 125 - Cell 2
127Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJRow 126 - Cell 2
128Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 127 - Cell 2
129Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 128 - Cell 2
130Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 131 - Cell 2
133Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Jérémy Maison (Fra) FDJRow 133 - Cell 2
135Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 134 - Cell 2
136Reinier Honig (Ned) Roompot - Oranje PelotonRow 135 - Cell 2
137Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 136 - Cell 2
138Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 137 - Cell 2
139Gaetan Bille (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 138 - Cell 2
140Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 139 - Cell 2
141Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 141 - Cell 2
143Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 142 - Cell 2
144José Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 146 - Cell 2
148Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 148 - Cell 2
150Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 149 - Cell 2
151Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJRow 150 - Cell 2
152Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 151 - Cell 2
153Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
154Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SkyRow 153 - Cell 2
155Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 154 - Cell 2
156Marcin Mrozek (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 155 - Cell 2
157Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-SegafredoRow 156 - Cell 2
158Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 157 - Cell 2
159Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 158 - Cell 2
160Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 159 - Cell 2
161Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension DataRow 160 - Cell 2
162Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension DataRow 161 - Cell 2
163Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 162 - Cell 2
164Matej Mohoric (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:00:30
165Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:36
166Ian Boswell (USA) Team SkyRow 165 - Cell 2
167Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 166 - Cell 2
168Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:39
169Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:00:43
170Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - MeridaRow 169 - Cell 2
171Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 170 - Cell 2
172Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 171 - Cell 2
173Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 172 - Cell 2
174Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 173 - Cell 2
175Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 174 - Cell 2
176Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 175 - Cell 2
177Jiri Polnicky (Cze) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 176 - Cell 2
178Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 177 - Cell 2
179Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJRow 178 - Cell 2
180Cameron Meyer (Aus) Dimension DataRow 179 - Cell 2
181Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 180 - Cell 2
182Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:00:52
183Boris Dron (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:28
184Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo0:01:53
185Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:12
186Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek-Segafredo0:04:14
187Kamil Gradek (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team0:04:26
188Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:05:21
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Sprint 1 - Llagostera, km. 78.30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3pts
2Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kamil Gradek (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Banyoles, km. 140.80
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3pts
2Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kamil Gradek (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alt De Can Bordoi (Cat. 3) km. 26
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Boris Dron (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert6pts
2Kamil Gradek (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Alt De Els Angels (Cat. 1) km. 108.50
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Boris Dron (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert16pts
2Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Kamil Gradek (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky13:57:30
2BMC Racing TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 2 - Cell 2
4Etixx - Quick-StepRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team KatushaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 5 - Cell 2
7Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Orica-GreenEdgeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Lampre - MeridaRow 9 - Cell 2
11IAM CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Lotto SoudalRow 11 - Cell 2