Volta a Catalunya 2017: Valverde powers to overall win with third stage victory
The final stage in the Volta a Catalunya is played out on a hilly city circuit in Barcelona. Alejandro Valverde powers to his third stage win in the 7-day stage race. Contador finishes in second overall, young gun Soler in third. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results 7th stage Volta a Catalunya 2017
1. Alejandro Valverde (spa)
2. Jarlinson Pantano (col) s.t.
3. Arthur Vichot (fra) s.t.
4. Rafal Majka (pol) s.t.
5. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.
6. Aldemar Reyes (col) s.t.
7. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
8. Davide Formolo (ita) s.t.
9. George Bennett (nzl) s.t.
10. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) s.t.
Final GC Volta a Catalunya 2017
1. Alejandro Valverde (spa)
2. Alberto Contador (spa) + 1.03
3. Marc Soler (spa) + 1.16
4. Adam Yates (gbr) + 1.31
5. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 1.34
6. Daniel Martin (irl) + 2.29
7. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 2.56
8. Carlos Verona (ita) + 3.00
9. George Bennett (nzl) + 3.01
10. Romain Bardet (fra) + 3.05
Once the flag is dropped 21 riders escape to race to a 4 minutes lead. Break away specialist Thomas De Gendt is one of them, along with Daniel Teklehaimanot, Jay McCarthy, Victor Campenaerts, Xandro Meurisse, and David Gaudu. Before re-entering Barcelona those riders leave their companions and with 10 kms left De Gendt is the last riders to be reeled in. Then Chris Froome heads out on his own, but he is caught atop Monjuic.
Dan Martin attacks on the ensuing false flat and Valverde jumps to his wheel. In the dying metres of the race Martin is caught by the chasing pack, but leader Valverde stays ahead to take his third stage win in seven days Volta a Catalunya. Impressive!
Read about the route of the 7th stage of the Volta a Catalunya 2017.
Volta a Catalunya 2017 stage 7: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Favourites - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Overview - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Impey wins sprint, Valverde cements overall lead - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Valverde solos to mountain victory and leaders jersey - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Nacer Bouhanni sprints to victory, Van Garderen retains GC-lead - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Valverde outsprints Dan Martin in La Molina, Van Garderen new leader - Volta a Catalunya 2017 BMC wins TTT - Movistar penalised for pushing - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Cimolai outsprints Bouhanni to take first leaders jersey - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 1: Calella – Calella - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 2: TTT in Banyoles - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 3: Mataró - La Molina - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 4: Montferrer - Igualada - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 5: Valls - Lo Port (Tortosa) - Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 6: Tortosa - Reus - Volta a Catalunya 2017 More articles
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 7: Vitoria Gasteiz - Valdegovia
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 7: Breakaway day
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 8: Logroño - Moncalvillo
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 8: Mountain goats on irregular finish climb
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 9: Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 9: Back to the fast men
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 10: Castro Urdiales – Suances
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 10: Sprint on false flat home straight
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 11: Villaviciosa – La Farrapona
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 11: Key race to La Farrapona
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 12: Pola Laviana - Angliru
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 12: Heroism at El Angliru
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 13: Muros - Mirador de Ézaro
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 14: Lugo - Orense
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 15: Mos - Puebla de Sanabria
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 16: Salamanca - Ciudad Rodrigo
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 17: Sequero - La Covatilla
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 18: Hipódromo de la Zarzuela - Madrid
Cycling Calendar 2020
Vuelta 2020: The Route
Vuelta 2020: Riders
Vuelta 2020: Withdrawals
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!