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2014 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 5



Luka Mezgec claimed his third stage victory in this year’s   Volta a Catalunya, by beating Julian Alaphilippe and Samuel Dumoulin in a closely contested sprint finish in Valls today. 

The general classification remained unchanged after today’s stage, with Joaquim Rodriguez holding unto his  lead by four seconds over Alberto Contador, who failed to collect any time bonuses as a result of his sixth place finish. Meanwhile, the American rider Tejay van Garderen held onto this third place position at seven seconds behind.

Stage 5 Results
SLO 1 MEZGEC, Luka (GIANT-SHIMANO) 5:16:00
FRA 2 ALAPHILIPPE, Julian (OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK-STEP)
FRA 3 DUMOULIN, Samuel (AG2R LA MONDIALE)
GER 4 MARTENS, Paul (BELKIN)
NED 5 KREDER, Michel (WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT)
ESP 6 CONTADOR VELASCO, Alberto (TINKOFF-SAXO)
GBR 7 YATES, Adam (ORICA GreenEDGE)
FRA 8 REZA, Kévin (EUROPCAR)
BEL 9 VAN DER SANDE, Tosh (LOTTO BELISOL)
ITA 10 VIGANO, Davide (CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA)

General Classification after Stage 5
ESP 1 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin (KATUSHA) 23:03:34
ESP 2 CONTADOR VELASCO, Alberto (TINKOFF-SAXO) + 4
USA 3 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC RACING) + 7
FRA 4 BARDET, Romain (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 10
COL 5 QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander (MOVISTAR)
GBR 6 FROOME, Christopher (SKY) + 17
USA 7 TALANSKY, Andrew (GARMIN SHARP) + 18
ITA 8 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 26
FRA 9 BARGUIL, Warren (GIANT-SHIMANO) + 42
CRO 10 KISERLOVSKI, Robert (TREK FACTORY RACING) + 48

 


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