Pantano nets Trek-Segafredo's first WorldTour win of 2018 season at Volta a Catalunya

Jarlinson Pantano wins stage 5 at Volya a catalunya

Almost exactly a year ago, Jarlinson Pantano ( Trek-Segafredo ) left the Volta a Catalunya hammering the handlebars in frustration after he was pipped to the line in the final stage by none other than Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). But on stage 5 this year, it was a very different story. Part of a day-long break of 12, Pantano powered away on the final unclassified climb before Vielha alongside former IAM Cycling teammate Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Team Emirates). The two worked well together, then after a hair-raising descent to the finish town, the Colombian climber distanced Laengen in the finale. Their margin over the bunch was scant, just 10 seconds, but it proved enough for the victory. For Trek-Segafredo, Pantano's win was the seventh of this season, but their first in the WorldTour. For the Colombian, who had near misses in the 2017 Vuelta a España's stage to Gijon, his ...

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