Tour of Catalonia: Adam Yates wins event; Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas full podium sweep for Ineos

Tour of Catalonia: Adam Yates wins event; Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas full podium sweep for Ineos

This trio held on to the primary three locations regardless of efforts to dislodge them within the 133-kilometre closing stage round Barcelona, principally by dwelling staff Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde.

Tour of Catalonia: Adam Yates wins tournament; Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas complete podium sweep for Ineos

Adam Yates celebrates after profitable the Tour of Catalonia. AFP

Barcelona: Adam Yates received the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday with teammates Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas finishing an all Ineos Grenadiers podium atop Barcelona’s Montjuic.

This trio held on to the primary three locations regardless of efforts to dislodge them within the 133-kilometre closing stage round Barcelona, principally by dwelling staff Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde.

Yates topped the overall classification by 45sec from Porte with Wales’ 2018 Tour de France champion Thomas third at 49s.

Unable to interrupt the established order over the ultimate six circuits of the class two Montjuic climb Spain’s Valverde needed to accept fourth place, 1min 03sec behind.

Colombia’s bike trade rider Esteban Chaves received each factors and mountain jerseys whereas Deceunick Fast-Step tyro Joao Almeida of Portugal was finest younger rider

Belgian Thomas De Gendt, driving for the Lotto-Soudal staff, claimed the seventh stage, coming dwelling alone, 22 seconds away from Matej Mohoric.

De Gendt was a part of a breakaway on the foot of the class three Creu d’Ordal climb earlier than going it alone with Slovenia’s Mohoric on the final lap of Montjuic.

In third on the day got here Hungarian Attila Valter, the Groupama rider crossing the road 1min42s again.

Yates was going one higher after his runner-up end within the race in 2019 for his first victory for the reason that UAE Tour in February of final 12 months.

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