Volta a Catalunya 2015: Sergey Chernetskiy wins stage 6

Sergey ChernetskyStage 6 in the Volta a Catalunya leads in 194.1 kilometres to theme park PortAventura on the mediterranean coast. A big break colours the race. Early escapee Sergey Chernetskiy sprints to victory, while the GC stays as it was with Richie Porte leading. (Slideshow route/profile)

Volta a Catalunya 2015: results stage 6

1. Sergey Chernetskiy (rus)
2. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.03
3. Maciej Paterski (pol) s.t.
4. Marc Soler (spa) s.t.
5. Jonathan Hivert (fra) s.t.
6. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
7. Georg Preidler (aut) s.t.
8. Rudy Molard (fra) s.t.
9. Thomas Danielson (usa) + 0.03
10. Carlos Verona (spa) s.t.1.

General classification
1. Richie Porte (aus)
2. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 0.05
3. Alberto Contador (spa) + 0.07
4. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.16
5. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.18
6. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.27
7. Darwin Atapuma (col) + 0.43
8. Rafael Valls (spa) + 0.43
9. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.09
10. Daniel Martin (irl) + 1.35

Race report
With 10 km’s done a group of 18 riders think today’s goal Port Aventura is a good enough reason to embark on an adventure. Three extra riders bridge the gap and they race to a maximum gain of 4 minutes. Van Garderen is the most prominent rider.

In the flat closing section Van Garderen pushes on and half of the break is dropped.

The sprint is won by Sergey Chernetskiy, a 25-year old Katusha rider.

Volta a Catalunya 2015 stages 6: Route/profile and more

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