Cimolai sprints to victory in Volta a Catalunya

Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) outsprinted Nikias Arndt (Giant-Alpecin) and Tosh Van Der Sande (Lotto Soudal) in the 6th stage of Volta a Catalunya.

Nairo Quintana finished safely in the peloton and so retained his 7-second advantage over Contador with just one stage to go. However, Daniel Martin moved closer to the podium by picking up three bonus seconds in an intermediate sprint and he is now just one second behind Richie Porte (BMC)

Quintana faces a difficult final day in the saddle as the riders will end the race with the usual intense stage in Barcelona on the final day. After an opening part with a category 2 and a category 3 climb, the riders will do 8 laps of the well-known 6.5km circuit that includes the Montjuic climb just 4km from the downhill run to the finish and which has often been the scene of the final attacks from the GC contenders.

Volta a Catalunya 2016 – stage 6 results (Sant Joan Despi – Vilanova i la Geltru):

1 Davide Cimolai (Lampre – Merida)

4:35:13

2 Nikias Arndt (Giant-Alpecin)

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3 Tosh Van Der Sande (Lotto Soudal)

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4 Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE)

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5 Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEDGE)

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6 Petr Vakoc (Etixx – Quick-Step)

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7 Aleksei Tsatevich (Katusha)

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8 Jonas Vangenechten (IAM)

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9 Bertjan Lindeman (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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10 Lorenzo Manzin (FDJ)

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