Volta a Catalunya 2022: Sprint victory Groves, Hvideberg takes GC lead

Kaden groves - Volta a Catalunya 2022: Sprint victory Groves, Hvideberg takes GC leadimage: Cor VosKaden Groves wins the sprint of a small peloton. In Perpignan the Aussi outsprints Phil Bauhaus and Hugo Hofstetter. Jonas Iversby Hvideberg moves into the overall race lead, while Simon Yates loses time in the windy and hectic finale. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2022 Volta a Catalunya

1. Kaden Groves (aus)
2. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
3. Hugo Hofstetter (fra) s.t.
4. Ethan Vernon (gbr) s.t.
5. Sebastián Molano (col) s.t.
6. Manuel Peñalver (spa) s.t.
7. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
8. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) s.t.
9. Henri Vandenabeele (bel) s.t.
10. Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (den) s.t.

56. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.33
64. Jai Hindley (aus) s.t.
84. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
85. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.

General Classification
1. Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (nor)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.01
3. Hugo Hofstetter (fra) + 0.07
4. Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (den) + 0.11
5. Sebastián Molano (col) s.t.
6. Giulio Ciccone (ita) s.t.
7. Tobias Halland Johannessen (nor) s.t.
8. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.
9. Jan Bakelants (bel) s.t.
10. Sam Oomen (nld) s.t.

Race report
Joan Bou and Adrià Moreno jump off the front and Jonas Iversby Hvideberg tracks them down. The trio carves out a lead of 5 minutes.

Hvideberg pockets 5 intermediate sprint seconds before the breakaway is history with 30 kilometres remaining.

Simon Yates loses contact with the peloton inside the last 16 kilometres. Most of his team waits for him to mend a gap of 40 seconds. Tom Dumoulin, Jai Hindley and Hugh Carthy are also caught behind.

Only around 50 men left at the front as the race moves towards a sprint finish.

Kaden Groves outguns Phil Bauhaus in a millimetre sprint to take the first win of his career after a Michael Matthews lead-out. The overnight leader finishes in seventh and drops back to second place on GC, as breakaway rider Jonas Iversby Hvideberg moves up to first thanks to the bonus seconds.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2022 Volta a Catalunya.

Volta a Catalunya 2022 stage 2: route, profile, more

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