Lopez: Volta a Catalunya's final stage is key to it all

Miguel Angel Lopez in the Catalunya leader's jersey

Miguel Angel López ( Astana Pro Team ) had a straightforward first day as Volta a Catalunya leader on Friday's stage 5 , but the Colombian warned that the final stage through Montjuic park on Sunday "could be a very different story." Sunday's final stage features multiple ascents of the hilly Montjuic circuit in central Barcelona, and with rain forecast for the urban circuit, crashes are more than likely, as well as the usual run of attacks. "I'm expecting a really big battle on that last stage, it'll be the key to it all," López told reporters after finishing tenth on stage 5 and closely shadowed by GC runner-up Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). His current advantage of 14 seconds over Adam Yates should be enough for stage 6, a hilly but relatively uncomplicated day - unless there are coastal cross-winds - through western Catalonia on Saturday, Lopez argued. "For sure there ...

Read on Cycling News


More Like This

Card image cap

Adam and Simon Yates attack Lopez in Catalunya but narrowly miss out

View
Card image cap

Lopez delivers knock-out blow in Volta a Catalunya

View
Card image cap

Volta a Catalunya: Lopez wins on La Molina

View
Card image cap

Lopez secures Volta a Catalunya victory

View
Card image cap

Lopez raises his GC game with Volta a Catalunya win

View
Card image cap

Volta a Catalunya: Simon Yates wins final stage, Valverde takes overall

View
Card image cap

Persistence pays off for Simon Yates at Volta a Catalunya

View
Card image cap

Adam Yates claims Valter 2000 at Volta a Catalunya

View
Card image cap

Barguil diagnosed with fractured pelvis following Catalunya crash

View
Card image cap

Chaves rules himself out of fight for GC in Volta a Catalunya

View