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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2017

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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) claimed his third stage of 2017 Volta a Catalunya to seal his second overall title after his 2009 success. Valverde held off all challengers on an aggressive final day of racing in Barcelona to best Jarlinson Pantano and Arthur Vichot on the line.

Sky's Chris Froome lit up the race on the final lap but work from Movistar and AG2R La Mondiale reeled in the three-time Tour de France winner who conceded over 26 minutes in the GC battle on stage 6.

Alberto Contador finished in second place overall with Valverde's teammate Marc Soler finishing in third place and claiming the best young rider classification

The win is Valverde's second of the season after his Ruta de Sol success and has him well placed ahead of the Ardennes classics next month. Movistar also won the team classification with Valverde the king of the mountain and Pierre Rolland winning the sprint classification.

Brief Results

Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team3:08:50
2Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo
3Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors
6Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon
7Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
8Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
9George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team25:27:15
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:01:03
3Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:16
4Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:01:31
5Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:34
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors0:02:29
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:56
8Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott0:03:00
9George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:01
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:05

2016 Volta a Catalunya Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team30:50:19
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:00:07
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:17
4Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:27
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:31
7Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:42
8Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:46
9Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:01
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:16

 

2016 Volta a Catalunya | 2015 Volta a Catalunya | 2014 Volta a Catalunya

 

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