Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
Stage 2: Mataro to Olot - Stage Details

New Zealand’s Sam Bewley animated a wet and miserable day of racing at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, spending much of the 191.8km second stage in a front breakaway.

Meanwhile, Colombian Esteban Chaves finished safely on group time to remain in touch on general classification whilst Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) won a difficult uphill sprint for stage honours. Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) retained his overall lead.

After the success of yesterday’s escapees, ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Bewley was amongst four riders to try their luck for glory today.

“We knew the chance of a break going again was reasonable,” sport director Dave McPartland said.  “We wanted to make sure we had someone in that move down the road today to take the pressure off Caleb (Ewan).”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 5:02:49
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
3 Martin Elmiger (SWI) - IAM Cycling ST
4 Jonathan Hivert (FRA) - Bretagne-Séché Environnement ST
5 Wilco Kelderman (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo ST
6 Julien Simon (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
7 Eduard Prades Reverte (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
8 Fabio Silvestre (POR) - Trek Factory Racing ST
9 Pavel Kochetkov (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
10 Davide Malacarne (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
22 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
29 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
133 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:57
168 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:38
169 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:38
184 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:18:14