Van Garderen Wins Hilly Stage 4 At Tour of Catalonia

La Molina, Spain, March 26, 2015 (AFP) - American rider Tejay Van Garderen of the BMC team won Thursday's fourth stage of the Tour of Catalonia as Belgian Bart de Clerq took the overall leader's jersey. Van Garderen, 26, clocked 5hr 6min 36sec after the 188.4km ride between Tona and the ski resort of La Molina to finish three seconds ahead of Australian Richie Porte with Spaniard Alberto … [Read more...]

Tejay van Garderen Wins Summit Finish At Volta A Catalunya

BMC Racing Team's Tejay van Garderen sprinted past Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) around the final turn of Thursday's mountain-top finish to win the fourth stage at Volta a Catalunya. Cold Might Have Helped Van Garderen attacked out of a select group that included the race favorites in the closing kilometers of the 166.4-kilometer race that started in bright sunshine but finished in cold, … [Read more...]

Joaquin ‘Purito’ Rodriguez Puts His Stamp On Volta A Catalunya

MADRID, March 26, 2014 (AFP) - Spaniard Joaquin 'Purito' Rodriguez claimed victory as the race favorites made their move on day three of the Tour of Catalonia. The Katusha rider led home compatriot Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the 162.9km ride from Banyoles to La Molina in a time of 4hrs 50 mins 54 secs. Victory also takes Rodriguez … [Read more...]

Michael Albasini Wins 2012 Volta a Catalunya

Second WorldTour Overall Win for GreenEDGE Michael Albasini gave GreenEDGE its second WorldTour overall victory at the Volta a Catalunya. The double stage winner took the leader's jersey with his win on the opening stage and he never let it go. "I need to thank the team for the work that they've done throughout the week," said Albasini. "This is an important win for me personally and … [Read more...]

San Remo and Volta On The Horizon For Team MoviStar

Valverde leads squad at Catalunya into an attractive route with plenty of mountains - Ventoso and Visconti head into Italy as Madrazo replaces Rojas due to flu The Milano-Sanremo and the Volta a Catalunya are the inminent objectives for Movistar Team in the 2012 World Tour schedule, the telephone squad sitting in 3rd place in the teams' overall and on top of the leaderboard with Alejandro … [Read more...]

Superb Saturday for Movistar Team At Volta a Catalunya

José Joaquín Rojas notches mass sprint in Volta a Catalunya's stage 6 to claim the telephone squad's fifth success of the season, accompanied by Kiryienka (2nd) and David López (4th)'s fine ride in Critérium International ... and the fifth victory came after five attempts. Following four close calls -two runner-up and two third places-, José Joaquín Rojas broke his losing streak in the … [Read more...]

Knee Pain Forces Phinney’s Withdrawal

Continued pain in his left knee forced Taylor Phinney to abandon his first WorldTour race Wednesday, midway through Stage 3 of the Volta a Catalunya. Hopeful For Roubaix Phinney said the pain he first experienced pain on Stage 1 made for a mentally and physically tough day on the race's Queen Stage. Though he was dropped on the opening Category I climbs, he chased back. "But by the third … [Read more...]

Scarponi and Petacchi At Volta a Catalunya

No time to rest, after the efforts in Milano-Sanremo, for Scarponi and Petacchi, who will both take part in Volta a Catalunya from 21 to 27 March. Sport director from Lampre-ISD, Bruno Vicino and Bogdan Bondariew will have in their team, in addition to Scarponi and Petacchi, also Kostyuk, Loosli, Marzano, Perez Arrieta, Pietropolli and Spezialetti. "I think that the fit shown in … [Read more...]

Juan José Haedo Won Final Stage Of Volta A Catalunya

[28.03 14:01] The seventh, final and 117 kilometer long stage of Volta a Catalunya ended in a bunch sprint where Juan José Haedo demonstrated his great talent and simply confirmed the breadth of Team Saxo Bank by forcing his bike across the finish line to victory number five this week with five different riders. Jens Voigt, Matti Breschel, Fabian Cancellara, Alex Rasmussen and Juan José have … [Read more...]

Jakob Fuglsang Side By Side With Valverde

On the third and 182.9 kilometer long and mountainous stage of the Volta a Catalunya Bonnet (Bouygues), Auge (Cofidis), Coppell (Francaise) and Ruiz (Andalucía) managed to sneak off in a breakaway. They were, however, caught before the peloton reached the last climb of the day. The riders climbed three mountains underway, Alt the Jou at 1050 meters altitude, Sobiriana Collada in 1200 meters … [Read more...]