Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
Stage 6: Sant Joan Despí to Vilanova i la Geltrú - Stage Details

Stage six of the WorldTour race Volta a Catalunya finished with a bunch sprint with Tour de France stage winner Simon Gerrans narrowly missed out on a podium spot finishing the day in fourth place. 

Colombian climber Esteban Chaves spent 130kilometres of the 197kilometre stage in the breakaway, alongside ten others who were all eventually caught in the closing metres. Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) took the stage honours into Vilanove i la Geltru.

Sport director Neil Stephens said the day unfortunately didn't quite work out for ORICA-GreenEDGE.

"We got a bit split at the start and Gerrans had to do a bit of work early on," Stephens said. "We decided we would sprint for Daryl Impey today, but as it turned out we probably didn't execute the finish as well as we could have."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Davide Cimolai (ITA) - Lampre - Merida 4:35:13
2 Nikias Arndt (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
3 Tosh Van Der Sande (BEL) - Lotto Soudal ST
4 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
5 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
6 Petr Vakoc (CZE) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
7 Aleksei Tsatevich (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
8 Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) - IAM Cycling ST
9 Bertjan Lindeman (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo ST
10 Lorenzo Manzin (FRA) - FDJ ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
5 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
37 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
84 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
113 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:54
117 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:54
127 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:41