News | Volta a Catalunya • March 21, 2023
Almeida fights back to move into Catalunya GC contention
Yates 5th on stage, Almeida now 5th overall
Adam Yates was best placed of UAE Team Emirates in 5th place on stage 2 of the Volta Catalunya from Mataro to the HC climb of Vallter (165km).
The British climber suffered abrasions in the final kilometres of stage 1, though recovered well to be amongst the elite climbers on the summit finish won by Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo).
Joao Almeida fought back from a mechanical at -9km to keep his GC hopes alive and take 6th spot on the stage. After swapping bikes he was helped back to the fast-moving leading group by Finn Fisher-Black.
Marc Soler also put in a strong performance on home roads to finish 11th which sees UAE Team Emirates lead the teams classification.
The Volta Catalunya resumes tomorrow with stage 3 from Olost to La Molina (180km).
1.Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) 4:13:37
2.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) s.t
3.Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quickstep) s.t
5.Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) +11’
6.Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +11’’
11.Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) +20’’
General Classification after stage 2
1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 8:01:38
2.Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quickstep) +6’’
3.Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) s.t
5. Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +27’’