Stef Clement Wins Stage 6 In Catalonia, Rodriguez Maintains Lead

MADRID, March 29, 2014 (AFP) – Dutch rider Stef Clement claimed victory in
the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Saturday as Joaquim Rodriguez
maintained his overall lead.

Belkin’s Clement broke for home a kilometre from the end of the 172km ride
from El Vendrell to Vilanova to hold off France’s Rudy Molard (Cofidis) and
Pieter Serry (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) in second and third respectively.

There was no change in the general classification as all the main
contenders finished along with the peloton 54 seconds behind.

Spaniard Rodriguez will take a four second lead over compatriot Alberto
Contador into the seventh and final stage on Sunday, a 120.7km ride around
Barcelona, with American Tejay Van Garderen three seconds further back in

Sky’s Chris Froome remains 17 seconds off the lead back in sixth overall.

Result of the suxth stage of the Tour of
Catalonia, a 172km ride from El Vendrell to Vilanova on Saturday:

1. Stef Clement (NED/BEL) 3hr 54min 44sec
2. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) at 0:03sec
3. Pieter Serry (BEL/OPQ) s.t.
4. Jens Voigt (GER/TFR) s.t.
5. Marek Rutkiewicz (POL/CCC) s.t.
6. Antonio Piedra (ESP/CJR) s.t.
7. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) s.t.
8. Damien Howson (AUS/OGE) s.t.
9. Nico Sijmens (BEL/WGG) 0:05
10. Tosh Van der Sande (BEL/LTB) 0:55

Overall standings
1. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 26 hr 59min 13sec
2. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) at 0:04sec
3. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:07.
4. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:10
5. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0:10
6. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 0:17
7. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 0:18
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 0:26
9. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 0:42
10. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/RSH) 0:48