Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
Stage 5: Rialp to Valls - Stage Details

Santos Tour Down Under winner Simon Gerrans showed his speed today to take the bunch sprint for sixth place on stage five of the WorldTour race Volta a Catalunya.

Unfortunately for Gerrans and his ORICA-GreenEDGE teammates the chasing peloton left it a little too late and a breakaway that formed with 60kilometres remaining managed to stay away and take the top five spots. Wouter Poels (Team Sky) timed his effort to win solo ahead of the other four breakaway riders.

Having previously won a stage into Valls, Gerrans showed his ambition before the start and was confident of his chances.

"I think the stage could suit myself and Daryl Impey," explained Gerrans. "We have a couple of good options and I think our best chances are winning from a small group sprint, so hopefully that's the scenario."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Wouter Poels (NED) - Team Sky 3:59:03
2 Dario Cataldo (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:11
3 Gaetan Bille (BEL) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:11
4 Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR) - Dimension Data 0:00:11
5 Carlos Verona (SPA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:13
6 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:33
7 Aleksei Tsatevich (RUS) - Team Katusha 0:00:33
8 Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:33
9 Davide Cimolai (ITA) - Lampre - Merida 0:00:33
10 Ben Swift (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:33
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:33
28 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:33
72 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:56
89 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:07
95 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:49
115 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:01
144 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:40
166 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:23