Volta a Catalunya 2019: Schachmann solos to victory, López retains lead

Maximilian Schachmann - Volta a Catalunya 2019: Schachmann solos to victory, López retains leadMaximilian Schachmann powers to victory in the 5th stage of the Volta a Catalunya, while Miguel Ángel López stays in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Volta a Catalunya 2019

1. Maximilian Schachmann (ger)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.13
3. Ryan Gibbons (rsa) s.t.
4. Daryl Impey (rsa) s.t.
5. Patrick Bevin (nzl) s.t.
6. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
7. Jay McCarthy (aus) + 0.15
8. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
9. Bjorg Lambrecht (bel) s.t.
10. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Miguel Ángel López (col)
2. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.14
3. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.17
4. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.25
5. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.46
6. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.56
7. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.44
8. Rafal Majka (pol) + 2.27
9. Marc Soler (spa) + 2.36
10. Simon Yates (gbr) + 2.39

Race report
On the long first climb KOM leader De Gendt attacks and Maximilian Schachmann bridges across. Yet, Bert-Jan Lindeman is the first rider at the summit ahead of Tejay van Garderen and Andrey Amador. De Gendt comes fourth at 18 seconds.

Van Garderen and Schachmann push on in the descent, while Lindeman and Amador rejoin them after a long chase. The four attackers open up a gap of more than 3 minutes, while it has fallen to 1 minute with 14 kilometres remaining before Schachmann goes solo.

The German holds off the charging peloton and wins the race 13 seconds ahead of Michael Matthews and Ryan Gibbons.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2019 Volta a Catalunya.

Volta a Catalunya 2019 stage 5: route, profile, more

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