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Volta a Catalunya: Kaden Groves wins crosswind-hit second stage

BikeExchange-Jayco made it two wins in two days at the Volta a Catalunya as Kaden Groves sprinted to his first career WorldTour victory on the crosswind-hit second stage in Perpignan.

The 23-year-old was the quickest finisher – just – from a reduced group of around 30 riders, which split off from the peloton after Cofidis and Movistar had driven at the front as the wind hit in the closing 15 kilometres.

It was race leader Michael Matthews who provided the lead-out to his compatriot, with Groves edging out Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) in a photo finish at the line. Hugo Hofstetter (Arkéa-Samsic) rounded out the podium in third place.

The Mistral wind proved to be a double-edged sword for the Australian team, however, as their GC leader Simon Yates shed 33 seconds after getting caught in a crash just before the peloton split into pieces inside the final 15 kilometres.

"I've waited a long time for this, and it feels pretty amazing," Groves said after his win.

"It was pretty tough actually. Some echelons splitting the bunch. It was Michael and I in the front and a lot of other strong teams like Movistar and Jumbo. Simon was out the back, and they were using that to their advantage to put some time into him. It was pretty full gas.

"The guys did such a great job all day riding in a good position at the front, making sure the breakaway was close so it could be a sprint today, and also being in position for before the crosswinds."

With Matthews leading out heading around the final bend and onto the short finishing straight, Groves still had Bauhaus to contend with over the final 150 metres. The German, who won the final stage at Tirreno-Adriatico, hit the wind first with Groves in his wheel.

Groves himself edged out of the slipstream at 50 metres to go, pulling alongside at the 25-metre sign before throwing his bike at the line. A split second later, he had won it.

"I liked this stage, and I picked this stage out to get the victory," he said later. "I can't believe I've got it. Maybe later in the week we can have another sprint."

Yates was the main GC casualty of the winds during the 202.4-kilometre stage, while the day provided an unexpected new leader. Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Team DSM) pulls on the green-and-white jersey after grabbing five bonus seconds from his second successive day out in the breakaway.

How it unfolded

The second stage of the Volta a Catalunya would be another for the sprinters as the peloton headed 202.4 kilometres from L'Escala to Perpignan just over the border in France. The second-longest stage of the race would pose few obstacles for the sprinters despite 2,166 metres of climbing. A cluster of mid-stage hills coming too far from the finish to provoke any attacks that could threaten the stage win.

It took fewer than 10 kilometres for the break of the day to establish themselves, with KOM leader Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Team DSM) out in the move once again along with Joan Bou (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Adrià Moreno (Burgos-BH).

The trio were allowed an advantage of five minutes fairly swiftly, pulling out the large time gap within the first 30 kilometres of the race and making Hvideberg the virtual GC leader for much of the day.

That situation remained for the first half of the stage before the hills loomed. Hvideberg, unsurprisingly, scooped up the three KOM points on offer at the third-category climb of the Collde Sa Perafita after 108 kilometres of racing, extending his lead in the mountains classification to boot.

The Norwegian took second and first at the two intermediate sprints shortly afterwards, with Bou winning the first as the breakaway riders shared a handful of bonus seconds between them, with Hvideberg taking four that would eventually see him pull on the race leader's jersey.

At 73 to go, a crash took out several riders in the middle of the peloton, including the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl trio of Ilan Van Wilder, Andrea Bagioli, and Ethan Vernon, though all involved were quick to resume racing.

Bou took three KOM points at the third-category Coll del Frare a few kilometres later, repeating the result at the next climb, the third-category Coll del Belitres on the Spain-France border. Despite his efforts, though, Hvideberg hung on to his KOM lead.

A nasty crash took out several riders, including Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) and Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) on the way down the Belitres, with the latter going off the road and down a ravine. The Dane thankfully seemed to avoid major injury, however, and was able to get back to the race in short order.

At 50 kilometres to go, Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers) left the race suffering from illness, while out front the time gap had dipped to just under two minutes. From that point onwards, with a mostly flat run to the line, it was all about the sprint squads and when the inevitable catch would eventually be made.

That catch came at just inside the 30-kilometre mark, as the peloton – led by DSM, Jumbo-Visma, Arkéa-Samsic, and QuickStep-AlphaVinyl, among others – scooped the trio up.

Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) was among those caught up in a crash at a corner with 16 kilometres to go, the GC contender forced to chase with several teammates at 40 seconds behind the peloton.

At the front it was Cofidis doing the work along with Movistar, and at 13 kilometres to go the peloton split apart in the crosswinds on the exposed roads of south-east Occitanie. A group of around 50 riders remained at the head of the race, while Yates made it back to the second group of around 30 at 10 kilometres to go.

By then, 45 seconds separated the two front groups, with the British GC contender looking set to take a major hit to his hopes of overall contention. Up the road it was Bahrain Victorious, Jumbo-Visma, and Movistar pulling the lead group, which was packed with the rest of the GC men and several sprinters, as they sought to preserve the gap to Yates.

The gap remained, holding at 40 seconds as the lead group sped into the final few kilometres with Jumbo-Visma and QuickStep-AlphaVinyl leading the way. It was those two teams, along with BikeExchange-Jayco, who were on the front heading into the final kilometre.

At the crucial point heading around the final bend, it was Matthews who had control of the front, leading out Groves, who lay just after Bauhaus in the race leader's wheel. The German launched first, but 150 metres later he was second, only just missing out on his second WorldTour win of the month to the young Australian.

Stage 2 result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 4:44:28
2Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
3Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
4Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
5Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates
6Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH
7Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
9Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
10Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo
11Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
12Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
13Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel-Premier Tech
14Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM
15Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
16Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
17Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic
18Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
19Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroen Team
20Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
21Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
22Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
23Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
24Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
25Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
26Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe
27Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
28Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious
29Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Arkea-Samsic
30Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis
31Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
32Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
33Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
34Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
35João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
36Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
37Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
38Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team
39Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team
40Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
41George Bennett (NZl) UAE Team Emirates
42Fausto Masnada (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
43Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
44Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
45Dario Cataldo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
46Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma
47Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00:16
48Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:33
49Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech
50Corbin Strong (NZl) Israel-Premier Tech
51Michael Hepburn (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
52Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
53Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
54Jonas Gregaard (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
55Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
56Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) EF Education-EasyPost
57Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) EF Education-EasyPost
58Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost
59Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
60Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team
61Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
62Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) Astana Qazaqstan Team
63Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
64Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Trek-Segafredo
65Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
66Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
67Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
68Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
69José Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
70Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
71Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team
72Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
73Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
74Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
75Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
76Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
77Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
78Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM
79Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
80Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
81Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
82Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
83Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team
84Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
85Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team
86Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
87Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
88Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
89Simon Yates (GBr) BikeExchange-Jayco
90Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
91Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
92Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
93Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
94Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal
95Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
96Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal
97Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
98Romain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM
99Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
100Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
101Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH
102Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Team
103Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious
104Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
105Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-EasyPost
106Winner Anacona (Col) Arkea-Samsic
107Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
108Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis
109Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
110Valerio Conti (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
111David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
112Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
113Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
114Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH
115Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
116Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
117Michal Schlegel (Cze) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
118Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
119Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
120Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
121Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost
122Simon Clarke (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech 0:00:48
123Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:01:31
124Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Arkea-Samsic 0:01:42
125Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:45
126Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:52
127Héctor Carretero (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
128Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
129Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis
130Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
131Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
132William Barta (USA) Movistar Team 0:03:02
133Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:41
134Damien Howson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:04:15
135Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:05:23
136Cesare Benedetti (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
137Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis
138Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
139Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe
140Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH
141Joe Dombrowski (USA) Astana Qazaqstan Team
142Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
143Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
144Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
145Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:07:10
146Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
147Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
148Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
149Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
150Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:37
151Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
152Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH
153Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH
154Matthew Holmes (GBr) Lotto Soudal
155Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers
156Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
157Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
158Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:11:19
159Alvaro Cuadros Morata (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
160Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM 0:21:52
DNFRichie Porte (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers
DNSJack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
DNSSonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
DNFNans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team

Sprint 1 - Port De La Selva
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3
2Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 2
3Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 1

Sprint 2 - Llançà
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 3
2Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 2
3Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1

Sprint 3 - Perpignan
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 10
2Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 6
3Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 4

Mountain 1 - Coll De Sa Perafita
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 3
2Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 2
3Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1

Mountain 2 - Coll Del Frare
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3
2Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 2
3Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 1

Mountain 3 - Coll Dels Belitres
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3
2Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 2
3Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 1

Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 4:44:28
2Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH
4Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
5Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo
6Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM
7Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
8Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
9Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe
10Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
11Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
12João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
13Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
14Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:33
15Corbin Strong (NZl) Israel-Premier Tech
16Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
17Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
18Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team
19Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
20Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
21Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team
22Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
23Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
24Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
25Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
26Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
27Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team
28Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team
29Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
30Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal
31Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
32Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal
33Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
34Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
35Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious
36Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis
37David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
38Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
39Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
40Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
41Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
42Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:01:31
43Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:52
44Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
45Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:41
46Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis 0:05:23
47Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
48Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:10
49Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
50Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
51Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:37
52Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH
53Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
54Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:11:19
55Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM 0:21:52

Combativity
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arkea-Samsic 14:13:24
2QuickStep-AlphaVinyl
3Bahrain Victorious
4UAE Team Emirates
5Jumbo-Visma
6Trek-Segafredo
7Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
8BikeExchange-Jayco 0:00:33
9Team DSM
10Cofidis
11Ineos Grenadiers
12AG2R Citroen Team
13Movistar Team
14Israel-Premier Tech 0:01:06
15EF Education-EasyPost
16Euskaltel-Euskadi
17Groupama-FDJ
18INTERMARCHÉ - WANTY - GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
19Bora-Hansgrohe
20Burgos-BH
21Lotto Soudal 0:01:39
22Astana Qazaqstan Team
23Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
24Equipo Kern Pharma

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 8:31:28
2Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:00:01
3Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 0:00:07
4Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:11
5Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates
6Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
7Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
8Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe
9Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
10Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
11Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
12Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic
13Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
14Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
15Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
16Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
17Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
18Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
19Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
20Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
21Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel-Premier Tech
22Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious
23Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
24Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team
25Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
26Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Arkea-Samsic
27Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
28Fausto Masnada (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
29Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
30Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
31Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroen Team
32George Bennett (NZl) UAE Team Emirates
33Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team
34Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
35João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
36Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:40
37Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:41
38Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:00:44
39Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
40Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal
41Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
42Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) EF Education-EasyPost
43Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
44Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost
45Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) Astana Qazaqstan Team
46Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
47Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
48Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Trek-Segafredo
49Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
50Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
51Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
52Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
53Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
54Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
55Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
56Corbin Strong (NZl) Israel-Premier Tech
57Jonas Gregaard (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
58Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
59Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
60Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team
61Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
62Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
63Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
64Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
65Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
66Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
67Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
68Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team
69Simon Yates (GBr) BikeExchange-Jayco
70Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious
71Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
72Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
73Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
74Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal
75Simon Clarke (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech 0:00:59
76Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:01:13
77Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech 0:01:20
78Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) EF Education-EasyPost 0:02:03
79Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:02:07
80Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:02:10
81Winner Anacona (Col) Arkea-Samsic
82Dario Cataldo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:10
83Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:03:30
84Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma
85Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team 0:03:43
86Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:03:55
87Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 0:04:03
88Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:04:16
89Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:04:59
90Damien Howson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:05:07
91Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:06:29
92Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:21
93Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:08:05
94Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:08:33
95Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 0:08:48
96Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:08:53
97Joe Dombrowski (USA) Astana Qazaqstan Team
98Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:09:07
99José Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:40
100Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
101Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
102Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
103Romain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM
104Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Team
105Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
106Valerio Conti (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
107Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
108Michal Schlegel (Cze) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
109Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost
110Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:09:59
111Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:52
112Michael Hepburn (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:11:30
113Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM
114Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-EasyPost
115Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:11:32
116Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:12:23
117Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:13:51
118Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:14:11
119Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis 0:14:22
120Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:15:58
121Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Arkea-Samsic 0:16:03
122Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:16:41
123Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:16:57
124Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 0:16:59
125Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:17:05
126Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
127Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis
128Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:17:38
129Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
130Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal
131Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
132Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
133Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
134David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
135Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
136Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH
137Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
138Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
139Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:18:40
140Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:19:36
141Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:19:57
142Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis
143Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
144Héctor Carretero (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
145Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
146William Barta (USA) Movistar Team 0:20:07
147Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:20:46
148Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:20:59
149Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis 0:21:04
150Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:22:18
151Cesare Benedetti (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:22:28
152Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH
153Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe
154Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
155Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:38
156Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:25:39
157Matthew Holmes (GBr) Lotto Soudal 0:25:42
158Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
159Alvaro Cuadros Morata (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:28:24
160Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM 0:39:10

Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 11
2Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 10
3Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 10
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 6
5Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 6
6Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4
7Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 4
8Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 4
9Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 4
10Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 3
11Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2

Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 10
2Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 7
3Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 4
4Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 3
5Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 3
6Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 2
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 2
8Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 2
9Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech 1
10Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 1
11Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost 1

Young Riders Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 8:31:28
2Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:11
3Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
4Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe
5Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
6Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
7Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
9Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
10João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
11Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:00:44
12Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
13Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal
14Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
16Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
17Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
18Corbin Strong (NZl) Israel-Premier Tech
19Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
20Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
21Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team
22Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
23Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
24Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team
25Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious
26Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
27Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
28Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal
29Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:02:10
30Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team 0:03:43
31Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:04:59
32Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:21
33Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:08:05
34Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:09:07
35Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:09:40
36Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:11:32
37Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:13:51
38Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:14:11
39Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis 0:14:22
40Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:17:05
41Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal 0:17:38
42Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
43Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
44David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
45Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
46Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:18:40
47Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:19:36
48Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:19:57
49Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
50Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:20:46
51Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:20:59
52Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis 0:21:04
53Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:22:18
54Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:38
55Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM 0:39:10

Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bahrain Victorious 25:34:57
2Arkea-Samsic
3UAE Team Emirates
4QuickStep-AlphaVinyl
5Trek-Segafredo
6Jumbo-Visma
7Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
8Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:33
9Team DSM
10Cofidis
11AG2R Citroen Team
12Movistar Team
13Groupama-FDJ 0:01:06
14Israel-Premier Tech
15Bora-Hansgrohe
16EF Education-EasyPost
17INTERMARCHÉ - WANTY - GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
18BikeExchange-Jayco 0:01:14
19Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:01:39
20Lotto Soudal
21Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:02:34
22Equipo Kern Pharma 0:04:10
23Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:10:32
24Burgos-BH 0:15:34

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Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Before Cyclingnews, he was published in numerous publications around the cycling world, including Procycling, CyclingWeekly, CyclingTips, Cyclist, and Rouleur, among others. As well as reporting and writing news and features, Daniel runs the 'How to watch' content throughout the season.


Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, and has interviewed a number of the sport's biggest stars, including Egan Bernal, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, and Anna van der Breggen. Daniel rides a 2002 Landbouwkrediet Colnago C40 and his favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Vuelta a España.


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