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Higuita takes Volta a Catalunya lead after 130km stage 6 attack

Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the lead of the Volta a Catalunya on stage 6 after mounting an audacious two-man assault for 130km through the Prades mountains alongside Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers).

Carapaz took the stage win in Cambrils, just about outsprinting his breakaway companion at the line and moving up to second overall in the process. Former race leader João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) finished in the chase group at 48 seconds down to tumble to third place overall.

"We knew that the break would have a good chance today," Higuita said after the stage. "I started the decisive climb in a good position and was alert when Carapaz and his teammate Luke Plapp made a move. Little by little, riders were dropped, and so finally it was just the two of us at the front.

"We worked well together. The group behind us tried hard to close the gap, but we knew how to save energy to make it to the finish line. In Cambrils I decided to launch my sprint 100 metres ahead of the line, but Carapaz was that extra bit stronger and won the stage.

"I'm very happy with my performance today, especially because I'm now going into the last day in the leader's jersey. But tomorrow will be an explosive stage, so we'll have to be ready for anything."

After a hectic uphill start to the day in bad weather, which saw no break group manage to get away, the race split up on the opening climb of the Col de les Llebres. There, the peloton dissolving into an elite GC group, while Higuita and Carapaz took their chance to attack on the hilly terrain following the descent.

The pair quickly built a minutes' gap on the tough terrain that followed, while back in the chase UAE Team Emirates received little assistance from other teams. Their advantage maxed out at 3:30 at one point and heading into the final 50km it was still up at three minutes.

Help in the chase eventually came from Bahrain Victorious and Uno-X, though the combined efforts of the teams came too late to eat into the gap Higuita and Carapaz had built. Heading over the final climb of the Col de la Teixeta, they enjoyed a two-minute gap, one that scarcely changed on the downhill run back to the coast and the finish.

Heading into the final kilometre, Higuita and Carapaz had it in the bag, still a minute up on the peloton. There was no gentlemen's agreement between the pair at the line, however, with Carapaz coming from the wheel to take the stage win by inches.

At the end of a momentous day for the general classification, Higuita leads Carapaz at the top of the shaken-up standings by 16 seconds, while Almeida follows in third at 52 seconds. Quintana is the last man within a minute of his compatriot in fourth at 1:08.

How it unfolded

In contrast to the first five days of the race, the sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya started under a downpour in Salou, with 168.6 miserable kilometres awaiting the riders over mountainous terrain as they circled back to the coast and Cambrils.

Only three categorised climbs lay on the route – the first-category Coll de les Llebres after 41km, the Coll de Capafronts after 63km, and the second-category Coll de la Teixeta with 39km to go – but the total of 3,013 climbing metres showed there was far more to the stage than just the categorised climbs.

Attacks flew from the very start of the race as the road turned uphill almost immediately with the peloton heading inland to the Prades mountain range. Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma), Casper Pedersen (Team DSM), and Simone Petilli (BikeExchange-Jayco) were the first group to get away.

The trio's advantage was never extended more than 20 seconds, however, and they were brought back after 20 kilometres as Kruijswijk's teammate Rohan Dennis countered. He, too, was brought back before the Col de les Llebres (7.2km at 6 per cent) started, with the peloton quickly fracturing as an elite group of GC riders and climbers emerged at the front.

The group numbered just over 20 riders, with men such as Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic), Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe), Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën), Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious), and race leader João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) all up there.

Ineos Grenadiers' young talent Luke Plapp led the way over the KOM, where he set up the move from Carapaz (17 seconds back) and Higuita (seven seconds down on Almeida). The duo had stolen a march on the main group, jumping away in a two-man attack with a mammoth 130km to go.

Down the descent and across the following uncategorised hills, the pair quickly built a gap with little response from behind, and at the Capafronts, 20km later, they were 1:30 up the road. Carapaz and Higuita picked up the three and two bonus seconds at the intermediate sprint before taking the descent to Ulldemolins.

By the time they reached the town, with 90 kilometres to run, the duo had an advantage of 2:30, which would grow by another minute as they went over the next uncategorised climb and downhill to the 70km to go mark.

UAE Team Emirates worked at the front of the chasing group with Rui Costa, George Bennett, Juan Ayuso, and Marc Soler leading the way. The team made little headway into the lead of Carapaz and Higuita, though. As the pair traversed three uncategorised hills between the 60 to 40km to go marks, their advantage still lay at three minutes with few willing to aid UAE in the chase.

At 40km to go, Uno-X took the front to work for their leader, seventh-placed neo-pro Tobias Halland Johanessen. The Norwegian team helped bring the gap down to two minutes within 10km, while Bahrain Victorious also contributed to the chase as the riders headed towards the final climb of the day at Teixeta.

That time gap held as the riders headed up the 5.6km, second-category climb, with a largely downhill run awaiting them for the final 28km. That gap closed to 1:25 on the initial descent, with 19-year-old Ayuso zipping off the front of the chasers as Bahrain led the group down.

Higuita took the three seconds at the day's second and final intermediate sprint, giving each of the two leader five additional bonus seconds. Behind Ayuso, the rest of the chase was split as Poels, Quintana, and Carlos Rodríguez (Ineos Grenadiers) moved off the front with several other Bahrain riders, leaving Almeida chasing behind.

Things came back together further down, with Ayuso also dropping back to the Quintana group at 13km to go. Up front, Higuita and Carapaz still lay 1:20 away, with Almeida's race lead certainly gone by then. BikeExchange-Jayco joined the main peloton's chase for the final 10km, succeeding in bringing back the Quintana group 2km from the line but with the GC and stage win long gone.

In the final metres it was Higuita on the front of the lead pairing. The Colombian champion looked all set to claim the stage win in the two-man finish before Carapaz nipped around the outside in the final 25 metres to nip it by the slimmest of margins.

Stage 6
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers04:09:19
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:00:48
4Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
5Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
6Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
7Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
8Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
9Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo
10Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
11Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
12Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
13Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
14Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
15Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
16Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
17Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team
18Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Trek-Segafredo
19João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
20Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
21Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
22Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel-Premier Tech
23Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
24Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic
25Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
26Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
27Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
28Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
29Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team
30Jonas Gregaard (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
31Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
32Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
33Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious
34Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
35Joe Dombrowski (USA) Astana Qazaqstan Team
36Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Arkea-Samsic
37Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
38Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team
39Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
40Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
41Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
42Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
DNFLuke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers
DNSDavid Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
DNSMichael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
DNSAlejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
DNSValerio Conti (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
DNSOdd Christian Eiking (Nor) EF Education-EasyPost
DNSNeilson Powless (USA) EF Education-EasyPost
DNSMark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
DNSUrko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma

Sprint 1 - T-700 Prades km. 66.6
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers3
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe2
3Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates1

Sprint 2 - T-313 Viaducte Del Masos km. 145.7
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe3
2Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers2
3Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates1

Sprint 3 - Meta Avinguda De La Diputaciã³ Cruce Con Avingud... km. 167.6
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers10
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe6
3Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco4

Mountain 1 - Coll De Les Llebres km. Mussara (P.M. 1ª Cat) km. 41
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers10
2Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers8
3Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe6
4Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious4
5Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo2
6Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team1

Mountain 2 - Coll De Capafonts (P.M. 2ª Cat) km. 63.2
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers5
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe3
3Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates2
4Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo1

Mountain 3 - Coll De La Teixeta (P.M. 2ª Cat) km. 139.1
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe5
2Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers3
3Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates2
4João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates1

Young riders
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe04:09:19
2Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:00:48
3Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo
4Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
5Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
6Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
7Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
8Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
9Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
10João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
11Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
12Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
13Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
14Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team
15Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
16Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team00:01:47
17Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team00:07:11
18Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal00:18:11
19Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:22:53
20Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
21Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH00:23:37
22Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team
23Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
24Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team
25Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
26Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis
27Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM
28Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
29Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
30Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team
31Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH
32Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
33Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
34Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious
35Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
36Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
37Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:25:35
38Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo

Combativity
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers

Teams
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Bora-Hansgrohe12:29:33
2Groupama-FDJ00:00:48
3Trek-Segafredo
4Astana Qazaqstan Team
5INTERMARCHÉ - WANTY - GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
6Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
7Bahrain Victorious
8Ineos Grenadiers00:01:16
9Jumbo-Visma00:01:36
10AG2R Citroen Team00:02:13
11Cofidis00:02:49
12BikeExchange-Jayco00:04:37
13UAE Team Emirates00:04:45
14Movistar Team00:12:02
15Equipo Kern Pharma00:23:37
16Arkea-Samsic
17Israel-Premier Tech00:25:50
18Burgos-BH00:26:27
19Euskaltel-Euskadi00:45:42
20Caja Rural-Seguros RGA00:46:26
21Team DSM
22EF Education-EasyPost00:47:33
23QuickStep-AlphaVinyl01:09:15

General classification after stage 6
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe26:35:24
2Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers00:00:16
3João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates00:00:52
4Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic00:00:53
5Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates00:01:08
6Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious00:01:10
7Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team
8Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:01:13
9Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis00:01:16
10Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:01:27
11Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe00:01:52
12Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
13Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma00:01:55
14Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team00:01:57
15Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious00:02:05
16Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo00:02:38
17Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ00:02:50
18Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious00:04:17
19Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo00:04:50
20Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma00:05:25
21Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team00:06:28
22Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Trek-Segafredo00:06:30
23Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH00:07:05
24Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:07:10
25Jonas Gregaard (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:09:30
26Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:09:34
27Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe00:12:03
28Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost00:15:01
29Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis00:15:12
30Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM00:16:14
31Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:16:59
32Damien Howson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:17:17
33Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis00:17:22
34Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ00:17:41
35Joe Dombrowski (USA) Astana Qazaqstan Team00:18:12
36Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal00:20:22
37Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:20:46
38Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Arkea-Samsic00:20:56
39George Bennett (NZl) UAE Team Emirates00:24:38
40Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers00:25:10
41Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) EF Education-EasyPost00:25:12
42Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team00:25:17
43Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious00:25:19
44Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Team00:25:38
45Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:26:01
46Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team00:26:02
47Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team00:26:05
48Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:26:29
49Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA00:26:57
50Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma00:27:16
51Simon Clarke (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech00:28:40
52Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ00:29:28
53Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma00:31:32
54Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel-Premier Tech00:31:38
55Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) EF Education-EasyPost00:32:55
56Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:33:12
57Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:33:38
58Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team00:37:18
59Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma00:37:33
60Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH00:38:29
61Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo00:38:30
62Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team00:38:36
63Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroen Team00:39:15
64Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost00:39:21
65Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:39:48
66Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates00:40:04
67Winner Anacona (Col) Arkea-Samsic00:40:27
68Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe00:40:48
69Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA00:41:48
70Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:42:23
71Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ00:42:45
72Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost00:42:52
73Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:43:58
74Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team00:44:21
75Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates00:47:27
76Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA00:47:30
77Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:48:30
78Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
79Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:49:46
80Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:54:07
81Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma00:54:45
82Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA00:56:42
83Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:56:44
84Héctor Carretero (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma00:57:57
85Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech00:58:26
86William Barta (USA) Movistar Team00:59:16
87Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma00:59:37
88Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Trek-Segafredo01:00:43
89Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM01:01:29
90Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) BikeExchange-Jayco01:02:00
91Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM01:03:37
92Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team01:05:12
93Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi01:06:17
94Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi01:07:36
95Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis01:08:01
96Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi01:08:37
97Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic01:10:27
98Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team01:11:26
99Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH01:11:43
100Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH01:11:54
101Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis01:12:39
102Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) Astana Qazaqstan Team01:14:31
103Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team01:16:55
104Michal Schlegel (Cze) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA01:17:19
105Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi01:20:13
106Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH01:20:19
107Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH01:22:54
108Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team01:26:14
109Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo01:27:23
110Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis01:28:25
111Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates01:30:35
112Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious01:30:40
113Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team01:32:26
114Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe01:39:04

Points Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers15
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe15
3Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco14
4Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious12
5João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates11
6Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM11
7Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team10
8Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team10
9Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic10
10Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates8
11Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team5
12Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4
13Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH4
14Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ4
15Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic4
16Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team3
17Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux3
18Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates3
19Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3
20Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM3
21Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH3
22Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo2
23Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates2
24Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2
25Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis1
26Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1

Mountains Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe24
2Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi21
3Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH20
4Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates20
5Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers16
6Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis14
7Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic14
8João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates13
9Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM12
10Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates11
11Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team10
12Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM10
13Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9
14Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux8
15Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo8
16Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious5
17Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo5
18Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious4
19Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH4
20Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma3
21Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3
22Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH3
23Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team2
24Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma2
25Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost2
26Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team2
27Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team1
28Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1
29Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost1
30Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1
31Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech1

Young Riders Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe26:35:24
2João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates00:00:52
3Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates00:01:08
4Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:01:13
5Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers00:01:52
6Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo00:02:38
7Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team00:06:28
8Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM00:16:14
9Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:16:59
10Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ00:17:41
11Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal00:20:22
12Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious00:25:19
13Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team00:26:02
14Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team00:26:05
15Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:26:29
16Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ00:29:28
17Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma00:37:33
18Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo00:38:30
19Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team00:38:36
20Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost00:39:21
21Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:39:48
22Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA00:47:30
23Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma00:54:45
24Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA00:56:42
25Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:56:44
26Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma00:59:37
27Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM01:01:29
28Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team01:05:12
29Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi01:06:17
30Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi01:07:36
31Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team01:11:26
32Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH01:11:54
33Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team01:16:55
34Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH01:22:54
35Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team01:26:14
36Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo01:27:23
37Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis01:28:25
38Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team01:32:26

Teams Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Bahrain Victorious79:51:24
2UAE Team Emirates00:02:53
3Groupama-FDJ00:06:12
4Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:06:28
5Ineos Grenadiers00:06:34
6Bora-Hansgrohe00:06:58
7Trek-Segafredo00:08:13
8INTERMARCHÉ - WANTY - GOBERT MATÉRIAUX00:11:30
9Movistar Team00:18:02
10Astana Qazaqstan Team00:20:26
11Cofidis00:20:47
12Jumbo-Visma00:24:12
13AG2R Citroen Team00:30:07
14Equipo Kern Pharma00:42:46
15Arkea-Samsic00:54:40
16BikeExchange-Jayco00:55:40
17EF Education-EasyPost00:56:22
18Burgos-BH01:19:31
19Euskaltel-Euskadi01:19:33
20Caja Rural-Seguros RGA01:24:37
21Israel-Premier Tech01:32:27
22QuickStep-AlphaVinyl01:38:22
23Team DSM01:40:08

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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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