Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
Stage 1: Calella to Calella - Stage Details

South African time trial champion Daryl Impey sprinted to third place today on stage one of Volta Catalunya.

Santos Tour Down Under winner Simon Gerrans provided Impey with a strong lead out in the final meters of the WorldTour race into Calella. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) proved too quick and took the race victory ahead of Impey who held on for third place.

Sport director Neil Stephens explained the team's plan to give Impey an opportunity to sprint today, after consistently being a hardworking team player.

"Daryl is going really well at the moment," Stephens explained. "He's at the finish of a really good block of racing. He is always leading out Matthews, he's leading out Gerrans, he's working for the boys in the hills and it was time for some pay back."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 4:28:51
2 Ben Swift (GBR) - Team Sky ST
3 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
4 Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert ST
5 Aleksei Tcatevich (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
6 Carlos Barbero Cuesta (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
7 Jordi Simon Casulleras (SPA) - Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team ST
8 Kévin Reza (FRA) - FDJ ST
9 Eduard Prades Reverte (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
10 Georg Preidler (AUT) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
42 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
89 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
90 Ruben Plaza Molina (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
106 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
110 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
131 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:12
136 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:43