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Volta a Catalunya 2015 Stage 7

photo credit @ Movistar 

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the 7th and final stage of this year’s Volta a Catalunya today, marking the Spanish rider’s 3rd stage victory in this year’s race.

Valverde emerged victorious from a bunch sprint out of approximately 40 riders, to claim the stage.

As a result, he moved up into 2nd place of the final classification, behind race winner Ritchie Porte.

Meanwhile, Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale) rounded out the podium in 3rd place.

Winning the Volta a Catalunya, marks Porte’s second WorldTour victory this season, after winning the Paris-Nice classic this month as well.

photo credit @ Vo;ta a Catalunya 

Stage 7 Results
ESP 1 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro (MOVISTAR) 2:47:33
FRA 2 COQUARD, Bryan (EUROPCAR)
RUS 3 CHERNETSKI, Sergei (KATUSHA)
COL 4 PANTANO, Jarlinson (IAM CYCLING)
FRA 5 HARDY, Romain (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS)
ESP 6 ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin (MOVISTAR)
COL 7 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (ETIXX – QUICK STEP)
ITA 8 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (AG2R LA MONDIALE)
ESP 9 VALLS FERRI, Rafael (LAMPRE – MERIDA)
ITA 10 BRAMBILLA, Gianluca (ETIXX – QUICK STEP)

General Classification after Stage 7
AUS 1 PORTE, Richie (SKY) 30:30:30
ESP 2 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro (MOVISTAR) + 4
ITA 3 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 5
ESP 4 CONTADOR VELASCO, Alberto (TINKOFF – SAXO) + 7
COL 5 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (ETIXX – QUICK STEP) + 18
ITA 6 ARU, Fabio (ASTANA) + 27
COL 7 ATAPUMA HURTADO, Darwin (BMC RACING) + 33
ESP 8 VALLS FERRI, Rafael (LAMPRE – MERIDA) + 1:35
IRL 9 MARTIN, Daniel (CANNONDALE – GARMIN)
COL 10 PANTANO, Jarlinson (IAM CYCLING) + 2:16

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