Visconti 6th, Mohorič 9th at the solo of De Gendt
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya – Stage 3
Sant Cugat Fel Valles – Vallter – Setcases (Val de Campordon), 199,2 km
Setcases, 21st March, 2018.
The 3rd stage of Volta Ciclista a Catalunya was a long stage with a lot of wind on the road, on which Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) took a solo victory, the overall lead and the mountains jersey too. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) was in the front of the chasing group and ended as a runner-up ahead of Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) who took the third place on the podium.
De Gendt is now the leader in GC with +23 seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
TBM showed a good performance today. Giovanni Visconti finished on the 6th position and Matej Mohorič took 9th place, holding 8th position in the overall.
Tomorrow’s 4th and most likely the hardest stage of Volta Catalunya, Llanars – La Molina, 170,8 km long, with extremely hard and demanding climbs will be a huge challenge for all the riders.