Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
Stage 7: Barcelona (Montjuic) - Barcelona (Montjuic) - Stage Details

"During the first half of the race, the guys did a good job of staying out of trouble on the slightly-shortened course. Race organisers opted to cut the circuit by 1.1 kilometres due to heavy rainfall. The main obstacle of the day, the third category ascent of Montjuic, remained the crux of the eight circuit laps.

Unfortunately, we missed the break but with limited numbers (five starters), it proved difficult to be in all the moves. Thirteen riders went up the road, and they entered the finish circuit with somewhere around a four minute advantage.

On the final circuit, we put Chaves, Meier and Yates into position. The circuit was wet and dangerous, but our three fared well enough. Although Adam lost some seconds on the last lap, he moved up on the overall from 25th place to 22nd place. Adam’s performance today further proves his potential in the WorldTour. With this, we finished the home tour on a high note." - Sport Director Dave McPartland

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) - Astana Pro Team 2:36:14
2 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) - BMC Racing Team 0:01:22
3 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) - Team Europcar ST
4 Maciej Paterski (Pol) - CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:26
5 Yoann Bagot (Fra) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:36
6 Jan Polanc (Slo) - Lampre-Merida 0:02:07
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
8 Romain Bardet (Fra) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
9 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) - FDJ.fr ST
10 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) - Team Katusha ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
34 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:15
48 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:49
87 Esteban Chaves (Col) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:38