Volta a Catalunya 2021: Solo triumph De Gendt, Yates seals GC win

Thomas De Gendt cata - Volta a Catalunya 2021: Solo triumph De Gendt, Yates seals GC winimage: Cor VosThomas De Gendt wins the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya ahead of Matej Mohoric, while Adam Yates seals the overall victory. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 7th stage 2021 Volta a Catalunya

1. Thomas De Gendt (bel)
2. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.22
3. Atilla Valter (hun) + 1.42
4. Sébastien Reichenbach (swi) + 1.46
5. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
6. Michael Woods (can) s.t.
7. Marc Hirschi (swi) s.t.
8. João Almeida (por) s.t.
9. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
10. Clément Champoussin (fra) s.t.

Final GC after stage 7
1. Adam Yates (gbr)
2. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.45
3. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.49
4. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 1.03
5. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
6. Esteban Chaves (col) + 1.04
7. João Almeida (por) + 1.05
8. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 1.20
9. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.32
10. Lucas Hamilton (aus) + 1.35

Race report
Following a number of early moves a group of 32 riders jumps off the front after 40 kilometres of hard racing. Thomas de Gendt, Rigoberto Uran, Daniel Martin, LL Sánchez, Matej Mohoric, Marc Soler are some of the big group. The leaders enter the Montjuïc circuit more than 4 minutes ahead of the peloton.

De Gendt strikes on the first climb towards Montjuïc Castle. Mohoric tracks him down in the descent and the duo crosses the line with a 40 seconds lead, which they widen in the ensuing laps.

Bouwman is trying to bridge across in the penultimate lap en he crosses the line 1 minute behind the two leaders.

De Gendt leaves Mohoric behind on the last climb to the castle to solo to victory.

Adam Yates finishes safely in the peloton. He wins the Volta a Catalunya ahead of Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas.

Another interesting read: route 7th stage 2021 Volta a Catalunya.

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